CLAS Mellon Dissertation Research Travel Fellowship Application


2018 CLAS Mellon Dissertation Research Travel Fellowship

DEADLINE: 12:00 PM, Friday, April 20, 2018

The CLAS Mellon Dissertation Research Travel Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students in the Social Sciences who need to conduct dissertation research or fieldwork in Latin America. This fellowship provides support for dissertation research travel from 3–12 months in duration. This program is funded with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applicants must submit:

  • Application Form

  • Two-page curriculum vitae

  • Fellowship proposal not to exceed 5 single-spaced pages. The proposal should briefly explain the purpose and significance of the proposed work, describe the candidate's preparedness for this research, detail the proposed research plan, provide the local contacts who will support and facilitate this work in-country, and specify the proposed length of residency.

  • Current transcript

  • A letter of recommendation from the dissertation chair or faculty adviser should be emailed directly to CLAS at

Please direct all questions to Jamie Gentry, or Natalie Arsenault,