This is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides financial, writing, and professionalization support to doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latino Studies. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in virtual and in-person intensive workshops in the summer and fall, travel and participation in an academic conference, a year-long structured writing program, outside faculty mentorship, and ongoing professionalization support. Please read more about the mission of the fellowship here: https://mfp.lals.uic.edu.
Eligibility and Requirements
- Affiliation with one of the six designated research centers listed below.
- ABD status with significant writing progress made toward the dissertation and with the intention to complete their dissertation by the end of the fellowship year or shortly thereafter.
- Research and professional goals are in the field of Latino Studies and the humanities.
- 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 must forego other employment during the year and plan to work full-time on the dissertation.
- Applicants must meet with and receive approval from the IUPLR director at their home institution before applying.
- Selected fellows are required to participate in a virtual summer and in-person fall series of workshops and intensives (dates and structure TBD), attend and present in a Latino Studies conference (pending), and take part in a year-long structured mentorship, professionalization, and writing program. Failure to participate in all aspects of the program may result in the loss of funding.