National and Campus-Wide Student Grants and Fellowships

This page provides brief information and 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 through the Center for Scholarly Advancement, and further information about undergraduate internships can be found through Career Advancement. Graduate students should visit UChicagoGrad 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 US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US 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 US 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.

  • Foreign Language Acquisition Grants
    Offers $4,000 to defray the costs of intermediate or advanced language study abroad.

  • 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.

  • 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 US. In most cases these awards support research leading to a BA paper, however, other academic research projects may also be considered.

Internships

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • International Experience Grants
    IEGs offer undergraduate students the funding to work or intern abroad.
  • 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.
  • Summer Action Grant
    SAGs offer undergraduate students funding to work or intern in the United States.

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.

 


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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 US 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. 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.

Internship

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

Divisional Fellowships

  • SSD Dissertation-Year Fellowships

    Dissertation-year fellowships are designed to help students complete the writing of their dissertation in the final year of graduate study (they’re also referred to as dissertation write-up fellowships). The Division of the Social Sciences provides a number of these fellowships on a division-wide competitive basis. Some departments and centers also offer dissertation fellowships for students in their fields.

  • Internal Fellowships, Humanities Division
    Including the Dolores Zohrab Liebman Fellowship, Stuart Tave Teaching Fellowship, Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship, and Humanities Division Dissertation Completion Fellowships.
  • UChicagoGRAD Fellowships Database