Pre-doctoral Awards

El Instituto – 2018-19 Pre-doctoral Awards

El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut announces the availability of awards ranging from $100 to $2,000 to support pre-doctoral graduate student research or creative projects related to Latina/o and/or Latin American Studies.

AWARD PERIOD:  October 15, 2018 – June 30, 2019

ELIGIBILITY: Applications can be submitted by any full-time pre-doctoral candidate enrolled in a graduate program at UConn. Applications are particularly sought from students engaging in the broad interdisciplinary fields of Latina/o and/or Latin American Studies. Students enrolled in a terminal masters program are not eligible.

Funds may be used for any purpose that furthers students’ academic progress including, but not limited to, direct research, publication costs, travel to archival or ethnographic research sites; supplies, services, and equipment; conference attendance or educational travel.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit a one page proposal summarizing the nature of research, or how funds will enhance progress in area of study, along with a detailed proposed budget and a brief letter of support from applicant’s academic advisor. Please include full name, PeopleSoft ID number and NET ID, advisor’s name, and area of study. Email completed applications to

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Students who receive awards agree to name El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies as a supporter. Students further agree to submit a one-page report summarizing how funds were expended and what research results were achieved.