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PhD Fellowships

The LAII is part of a wide reaching scholarly community at The University of New Mexico. Graduate students in departments across campus engage in dynamic research that spans disciplines and reaches across geographic boundaries. To support their efforts, the LAII offers competitive PhD Fellowship awards to doctoral students to support dissertation research and writing related to Latin America.

LAII: Funding: Meet our PhD Fellows

The LAII awards ten fellowships annually. The fellowship provides a stipend and a waiver of tuition and fees. Students who are awarded LAII PhD Fellowships may receive other awards. If a student receives a stipendiary award from a non-LAII source that restricts them from using the full LAII award, the student may defer the LAII award for one year.
All partner departments at UNM may nominate PhD students whose research focuses on Latin America or Iberia. Students nominated should be sufficiently advanced so as to be able to articulate their dissertation research, which is typically post-comprehensive exam stage.
In order to be considered for the LAII PhD Fellowship, students must be nominated or re-nominated by the chairperson of their department; no self-nominations will be accepted. Students who seek nomination or re-nomination are encouraged to contact either the chairperson or graduate advisor of the nominating department. LAII PhD application forms are distributed by the nominating department and are not available directly from the LAII. Students who are nominated by their department should submit their application materials directly to their department in electronic PDF format and according to its internal procedures. The call for nominations is sent to department chairs each November. Deadlines are typically scheduled for mid-to-late February of the following year.
The LAII asks that funding recipients formally acknowledge the Institute's role in supporting their scholarship. Please review our complete Expectations for Acknowledgement for more details.
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