CLAS awards grants to graduate students in support of field research (both pre-dissertation proposal and post-proposal) and teaching assistantships in the Latin American Civilization course sequence. Our students have enjoyed unparalleled success leveraging their early field research grants from CLAS to win major external fellowship support such as Fulbright-Hays, Fulbright-IIE, Mellon, SSRC, Wenner-Gren, and others.

CLAS BA students have been quite successful in applications to the International Experience Grant program as well as to the Summer International Travel Grant Program. Students who are preparing proposals or projects are encouraged to reach out to CLAS for support.

Graduate Research & Travel Fellowships

CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant

Doctoral students, MA students
Supports master's, doctoral, and professional school students conducting preliminary fieldwork in Latin America

CLAS Mellon Research Travel Fellowship

Doctoral students in the SSD
Provides support for field research at any stage of a doctoral program for up to 3 months

Graduate Teaching

Ignacio Martín-Baró Prize Lectureship

Doctoral students
Supports the teaching of an undergraduate course on a human rights-related political issue or question pertaining to Latin America

Introduction to Latin American Civilization Teaching Assistantships

Doctoral students
Multiple quarterly positions available for the three-quarter on-campus sequence