Call for Applications
Applications are now closed. Please check back with us at the end of 2019.
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2019-20). The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, writing support, and mentoring from faculty members. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute in Chicago, and professionalization and writing workshops and programs.
Applicants are required to meet with the director of their center before they apply to assess eligibility and obtain a letter of recognition to submit with their application. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy (ABD status with defended proposal) and be completing a Latino Studies dissertation in the humanities or in a humanities-adjacent discipline. Applicants should already have a significant portion of the dissertation drafted and anticipate defending their dissertation by the end of the fellowship year. Finally, applicants should be planning to pursue an academic career in teaching and/or research.
During the fellowship year, students must be enrolled at their home institution. Fellows will be expected to forego other employment during the year. Selected fellows are required to attend the one-week IUPLR/Mellon Summer Institute in late summer 2019 in Chicago (July 7-13), attend and present at IUPLR conferences (in select years), and take part in a structured writing program and weekly check-ins with their cohort.
STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN ONE OF SIX OF THE FOLLOWING AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS AND APPLY THROUGH THEIR DESIGNATED RESEARCH CENTERS:
- The Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
- The Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston
- The Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA
- The Dominican Studies Institute at CUNY
- The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at CUNY
- The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Deadline: Jan. 30th
Please direct any questions to the Mellon Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Boles, at firstname.lastname@example.org.