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Graduate Student Opportunities

Certificate Program in Latin American Studies

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. For more information on the program offered by CLACS, including admission requirements, click here.


Latin American and Caribbean Studies Dissertation Prize

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) accepts submissions for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Dissertation Prize. Each year, the prize will be awarded to the best dissertation in the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies written by a current Brown University graduate student from any discipline who will defend and submit the dissertation by April 30. Check out our announcement  for more information. 


Grant for Pre-Dissertation Field Research in Latin America

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is accepting applications from Brown University graduate students (pre-candidacy, in any discipline and degree program, including professional degrees) for Field Research Grants. Successful applicants receive up to $4,000 to support research travel during calendar year 2019 to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere (excluding the U.S. –including Puerto Rico- and Canada). Funding is provided thanks to the generous support of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School.

Requirements and Submission Details >


Sarmiento Research Award for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is accepting applications from Brown University undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty for Sarmiento Research Awards. Successful applicants receive up to $5,000 to support humanities and social science research in and on Spanish-speaking South America.

The funds may be used between July 2019-June 2020 to cover travel and research expenses. The program is funded by the Sarmiento Flexible Fund for Latin American Studies, which was established through the generous support of Alfredo C. Cassiet, M.D. and Maria-Elena Cassiet, and can only accept candidates who are “natives or residents of Spanish-speaking countries south of Panama, not including the Caribbean.”

Application and Eligibility Requirements


Interdisciplinary Opportunity for CLACS Graduate Affiliates

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is able to host one fellow, in any humanities or social science discipline, whose dissertation is focused on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx communities around the world, and whose research and writing would benefit from being based in an interdisciplinary area studies center. This opportunity allows dissertating students to determine what academic experience would most benefit them - teaching an independent course on a Latin American or Caribbean topic, designing a workshop, etc. - and engage in it with mentorship and support from CLACS faculty and staff. Information about future award cycles will be posted here. 


Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Interdisciplinary Faculty-Student Reading/Writing Groups

CLACS regularly awards funding to groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary reading and/or writing groups. The purpose is to enhance learning about a specific topic, country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives.

The deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year has passed.