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Call for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Fellows

Graduate and Undergraduate students discussing with former Mexican Ambassador Fuentes Berain Lund Debate Speaker

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) is pleased to invite graduate students to apply to become a LACS Graduate Fellow for AY 2024-2025. The Graduate Fellowships are competitive and provide an opportunity for a select number of graduate students to engage with a broad, interdisciplinary community dedicated to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Graduate Fellows will be expected to actively participate in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program’s activities. Responsibilities include attending and shaping the seminar series—with an eye toward several themes around which the series might be structured—and organizing at least one event that promotes interactions between undergraduate and graduate students. LACS funding will be available for the organization of Fellow-sponsored events. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend events this semester organized by the current Graduate Fellows to get a sense of how the program works.

As many as six LACS Graduate Fellows will be selected for a period of one academic year (Fall 2024 and Spring 2025). Each fellow will receive a stipend of $250/semester for research-related activities to be employed at the student’s discretion (e.g., books, field research, survey research, or conference-related travel).

To apply: 

Send the following to by Tuesday, February 28th, 2024 by 11:59pm.

From the applicant:

1. An updated CV2. A completed application form, which requires describing how the student envisions contributing to building a vibrant LACS community

From the applicant’s dissertation advisor:

3. A letter of recommendation

Selection Process:

A selection committee appointed by the current LACS director will review applications. Fellows will be selected based on the applicant’s academic merit and the potential for collaborative engagement. The new cohort of fellows will be announced by March 15, 2024 in order to meet and conduct planning for the 2024-2025 academic year.


For questions please contact Luke Urbain, LACS Program Manager, at with the subject line, “Grad Fellow Application Question.”

Additional Information

Academic Type

  • Program