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The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund

This fellowship supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of the legacy of Dr. Frank Bonilla (1925-2010). The fund supports Hunter College undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and their research in this field. Students for this category will submit a one page proposal on a topic related to Puerto Rican Studies and commit to work with researchers at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Near the end of each semester, submissions for the best research papers will be reviewed. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a stipend of up to $1000. A selection committee will evaluate proposals and research papers and make a determination for the awards.

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Call for Applications: Fellowship for Doctoral Students - Centro is Home Institution for one of the Fellows
Jan 30 2019 Deadline to Apply

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2019-20). The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, writing support, and mentoring from faculty members. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, participation in an intensive summer institute in Chicago, and professionalization and writing workshops and programs.

Applicants are required to meet with the director of their center before they apply to assess eligibility and obtain a letter of recognition to submit with their application. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy (ABD status with defended proposal) and be completing a Latino Studies dissertation in the humanities or in a humanities-adjacent discipline. Applicants should already have a significant portion of the dissertation drafted and anticipate defending their dissertation by the end of the fellowship year. Finally, applicants should be planning to pursue an academic career in teaching and/or research.

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Research & Fellowships Opportunities

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for other research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia.

Summer 2019 and 2019-20 Academic year


Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks partners to collect archival material, conduct research, and disseminate new knowledge about the history of Puerto Rican individuals and communities in the United States.

SPRING 2019 and Fall 2019