Fellowships & Awards

 

The Jose Miguel Oviedo Undergraduate Student Paper Award in Latin America and Latino Studies

This award is given annually to the best paper in Latin American and Latino Studies written by an undergraduate student at UPenn. The prize honors the scholarly tradition of a recognized critic of Latin American literature and Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at Penn.

Submissions for the 2017 Award are due Friday, March 31, 2017. The submission must be a single-authored paper written while the student is still in an undergraduate program at Penn. All submissions should be sent to Catherine Bartch, Associate Director of the LALS program (lals@sas.upenn.edu). The prize, including a cash award, will be given during the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium (GPLASC) 2017 Annual Conference, on April 18th at 5pm in the Perry World House. 

The Nancy M. Farriss Graduate Student Paper Award in Latin American and Latino Studies

This award is given annually to the best paper in Latin American and Latino Studies written by a graduate student at UPenn. The prize honors the scholarly leadership of Dr. Nancy M. Farriss, who founded the Latin American Cultures Program at Penn in 1986.

Submissions for the 2017 Award are due Friday, March 31, 2017. The submission must be a single-authored paper written while the student is still in a PhD program at Penn. All submissions should be sent to Catherine Bartch, Associate Director of the LALS Program (lals@sas.upenn.edu). The prize, including a cash award, will be given during the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium (GPLASC) 2017 Annual Conference, on April 18th at 5pm in the Perry World House. 

Pan-American Association of Philadelphia Scholarships 

Applications for 2017-18 are now being accepted! The deadline is March 15th. To apply, visit: https://www.panamphilly.org/programs/scholarships 

Students applying for any of the Pan American Assocation Scholarships must meet the follwing criteria:

 

  • Superior acadmic performance
  • Major in Latin American or related studies, including Spanish or Portuguese languages
  • Extra-curricular activities or demonstrated experience related to Latin American countries, and 
  • Be nominated by a Latin American Studies affiliated professor acquainted with the student 

LALS 2017 Graduate Student Field Research Grants

The Latin American and Latino Studies program is pleased to announce the availability of Graduate Student Field Research Grants for the summer of 2017. The grants are primarily intended to provide graduate and professional school students with the opportunity to deepen their disciplinary interests in any country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The awards support short periods (two weeks or more) of field research by outstanding graduate and professional school students in the social sciences, humanities and natural sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Grants will be limited to travel expenses, and when possible a small contribution toward lodging and meals. Application is open to all graduate students without citizenship or visa requirements. The amount of individual awards will vary according to destination and length of time in the field, but rarely exceed $1,500. Grantees may be asked to share their experiences and findings by participating in colloquia or panel discussions during the year following their return from the field. All travel must be initiated prior to 6/30/2017, and travel advances must be approved prior to 5/31/2017.

To apply for a LALS Graduate Student Field Research Grants, please submit the following documents:

(1) A completed LALS Graduate Student Field Research Grants Application Form  (For a copy of the form, email: lals@sas.upenn.edu).

(2) Narrative description of the project, including:

a. A 150 word abstract for the project

b. A brief (up to three pages, double-spaced) plan of research covering the following information: specific aims, significance, contribution of the award for your academic interests and career, plan of work and length of stay

c. Evidence of your ability to function in relevant foreign language as required by your proposed research

(3) A one-page curriculum vitae and an unofficial copy of your Penn transcript.

Previous grantees are eligible to apply; however it should be noted that in most cases priority will be given to first-time applicants. Applicants should e-mail a pdf version of all their materials IN ONE FILE to LALS at lals@sas.upenn.edu and to Catherine Bartch, Associate Director bartch@sas.upenn.edu.The decisions of the selection committee will be announced in mid/late April.

Note about research involving human subjects: For graduate and professional school students whose proposed research involves human subjects, you should be aware that it is necessary for you to obtain approval of your research from the Institutional Review Board.

 

 

 

 


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