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Grants and Fellowships

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 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 or with faculty affiliated with the Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Sequence of the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College. Near the end of each semester, submissions for the best research papers will be reviewed. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a stipend of up to $500. A selection committee will evaluate proposals and research papers and make a determination for the awards. Students are eligible to receive only one of the awards.

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Call for Applications: Fellowship for Doctoral Students

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2017-18). The program supports ABD 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, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago.

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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 2017 and 2017-18 Academic year


Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives 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.

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 application