National and Campus-Wide Student Grants and Fellowships

This page provides brief information and webpage links to various fellowship and internship opportunities that may interest undergraduate and graduate students who study Latin America. In depth information about University of Chicago funding opportunities for undergraduate students can be found on the Center for Scholarly Advancement website, and further information about undergraduate internships can be found on the Career Advancement website. Graduate students should visit the UChicagoGrad website for more funding opportunities.

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Study Abroad

Language Acquisition

Field Research

  • Boren Scholarship for Critical Language Study
    Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Recipients of a Boren Scholarship accept a Service Requirement that stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities. More information here.

  • Brazil Initiation Scholarships (BIS)
    Brazil Initiation Scholarships grant students a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil. More information here.

  • Explorers Club Grant
    The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective school with a supervising instructor. More information here.

  • Foreign Language Acquisition Grants
    Offers $3,000 to defray the costs of intermediate or advanced language study abroad. More information here.

  • Fulbright US Student Program
    The Fulbright US Student Program funds several types of grants. The two main types are "Study/Research" grants and English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grants. More information here.

  • Fund Education Abroad (numerous resources)

  • 3rd Year International Travel Grant
    3rd Year International Travel Grants provide $3,000 to support students conducting summer research outside the U.S. In most cases these awards support research leading to a BA paper, however, other academic research projects may also be considered. More information here.

  • Organization of American States Fellowships
    Provides up to $30,000 for study in the Caribbean/Latin America/South America. More information here.

Internships

  • Cultural Vistas Fellowship
    Affords underrepresented U.S. University students the opportunity to advance career goals through a multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. More information here.
  • Davis Peace Project
    Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for undergraduates to design their own grassroots project that focuses on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Projects may be designed by individual students or collaboratively. More information here.
  • Human Rights Summer Internship
    The Human Rights Internship Program offers a select group of UChicago students the opportunity to gain skills and learn about the challenges of putting human rights into practice. More information here.
  • International Experience Grants
    IEGs offer undergraduate students the funding to work or intern abroad. More information here.
  • Metcalf Internship Program
    The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program offers a system of over 1,000 paid, substantive internships, avilable exclusively to UChicago undergraduates during the summer and academic year both within the United States and abroad. More information here.
  • Summer Action Grant
    SAGs offer undergraduate students funding to work or intern in the United States. More information here.

Funding for Those Considering Graduate School

  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship
    The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors (3rd years) at the time of selection. More information here

 


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Study Abroad

Language Acquisition

Field Research

  • NSEP Boren Fellowship
    The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships provide graduate students with up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Recipients of a Boren Fellowship accept a Service Requirement that stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities. More information here.
    Read about recent CLAS Boren Fellowship recipient Ben Jalowsky here.
  • Brazil Initiation Scholarships (BIS)
    Brazil Initiation Scholarships grant students a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research or language study in Brazil. More information here.
  • Foreign Language Acquisition Grant
    Offers $3,000 to defray the costs of intermediate or advanced language study abroad. More information here.

Internship

  • Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
    The Payne Fellowship provides $90,000 worth of benefits to support students who are interested the USAID foreign service through graduate school, internships, and professional development. Underrepresented students and those with financial need are especially encouraged to apply. More information here.              

Dissertation Write-Up Fellowships

  •  History Department Duncan Fellowships                    
  • Of the two fellowships, one will give preference, but is not restricted to, dissertation research in fields related to Prof. Duncan's scholarly interests: Latin America, Iberia, and the early modern Atlantic world; the second will support dissertation work in any field of historical inquiry. The Department will award the Duncan Fellowships yearly; students in their seventh year of study or earlier during the award year are eligible to apply.