Graduate Funding

For specific information about the ISA competitions listed below, including application forms and guidelines, please view the appropriate links. Unless otherwise indicated, only UNC-CH students are eligible to apply.

Mellon Conference Travel

Due:  Applications for LASA travel funding are due 3/7/14 at 4:00PM. Accepting applications for LASA conference travel only, other conference funds have been disbursed for 2013-14.

Intructions, Application

Latin Americanist graduate students from any department or school presenting papers at conferences or professional meetings in the U.S. or abroad may apply. Applications will be accepted while funding is available.

Pre-dissertation Field Research Travel Grants (Tinker)

Due: January 21, 2014             Instructions, Application

Graduate and professional school students pursuing a masters or Ph.D. who are at the beginning of their academic program may apply for brief periods of research in Latin America or Caribbean.

Latino Migration Research Awards

Due: January 24, 2014             Application

Students conducting research relating to Latin American/Latino migration may apply.

Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Due: January 31, 2014, 4:00pm         Instructions, FAQ, Application, Language Evaluation

Full-time graduate and professional school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply to conduct language and area studies training on Latin America and Caribbean. Priority: Less-commonly taught languages.

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)

Due: February 24, 2014, 4:00pm            Instructions, FAQ, Application, Language Evaluation

Full-time graduate and professional school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply to conduct intensive language training in a language of Latin America and Caribbean. Priority: Less-commonly taught languages. Students from other universities may apply.

Dissertation Mini Fellowships

Due: February 26, 2014             Instructions, Application

PhD. candidates conducting dissertation research or writing directly related to Latin America, Caribbean or Latino Studies may apply.

Information about other Graduate Awards is available at:

http://global.unc.edu
http://research.unc.edu/rs/
http://http://grantsource.unc.edu
http://www.distinguishedscholarships.unc.edu/
http://gradschool.unc.edu/fellowships_and_funding/index.html

Graduate Assistantships:

ISA Graduate Teaching Assistantships offer opportunities to teach a stand alone course (e.g. LTAM 101) or to oversee the Latin American Film Library, a curricular resource for faculty, teaching assistants, and K-12 educators. For more information about next year’s availability, contact the ISA Associate Director in the Spring semester.

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) TAships offer opportunities for graduate student to lead discussion sections. LAC is a program designed to integrate the study and use of languages into a wide variety of disciplines. LAC regularly seeks experienced bilingual TAs. Eligible applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in the target language. Advanced graduate students with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. For more information contact the LAC coordinator at: lac@unc.edu.

External Funding

Boren Awards for International Travel:

Boren Fellowships provide funding for U.S. graduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. The applications are now available. These fellowships are open to graduate students of all U.S. universities. Visit the website for more details: http://www.borenawards.org/program.

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