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For Graduate Students

CLACS contributes to graduate education and training at Brown by supporting students' development through courses, events, and funding and research opportunities. Our affiliated students come from a wide range of departments across campus, including Africana Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Comparative Literature, Enivronmental Science, Economics, Hispanic Studies, History, Music, Political Science, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Public Policy, and Sociology.

For specific information about graduate study at Brown University, please contact the appropriate Academic Unit or the Graduate School.

CLACS Pre-Dissertation Research Award

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) supports pre-dissertation fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean by Brown doctoral students from all disciplines through its Pre-Dissertation Research Award.

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Certificate Program in Latin American Studies

Graduate Student Opportunities

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud to announce a doctoral specialization certificate program open to enrolled PhD students. This new initiative at Brown is designed to extend expertise into interdisciplinary areas and to certify training beyond the home Ph.D. discipline. It promises to advance student careers as well as promote intellectual exchange and community in these academic areas.

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Sarmiento Research Award for Latin American Studies

Graduate Opportunities

The Sarmiento Flexible Fund can be used to support social science or humanities research on Spanish-speaking South America focusing on the period after 1830. All recipients must be natives or residents of a country in the region. CLACS will publish a call for proposals for the 2019 Sarmiento Research Awards later this year. Brown faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students who meet the above criteria are welcome to apply for up to $5,000 of support.

More Information can be found here.