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Undergraduate Opportunities

CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to release our application for CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards! The purpose of this program is to provide financial support—with grants up to $500— for undergraduate research on Latin America and the Caribbean. 

You can view the application here for details.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded research grants to Jazmín I. Piche, Nicole Comella and Jackson Sales! For more information check out our announcement. 

Undergraduate Essay Prize in Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) accepts submissions for the Undergraduate Essay Prize in Latin American Studies. The $500 award will go to the best academic essay written by a current Brown University undergraduate from any concentration on a topic related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or Latinx communities. Please send your submission to clacs@brown.edu by 5 p.m. on May 1, 2019. 

See our announcement for more information!

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.”

The deadline for 2019 has passed.

Application and Eligibility Requirements

Still searching? Visit the Fellowships@Brown Find a Fellowship page to browse all the fellowships available!