Monday, January 11, 2010

Fellowship - Cuban Heritage Collection

The Cuban Heritage Collection is proud to announce the launch of the new CHC Fellowships program funded by The Goizueta Foundation, available to graduate students. Both exploratory pre-prospectus and dissertation research fellowships are available. The deadline for sending in application materials is on February 19, 2010.
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Cuban Heritage Collection Fellowships

The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Fellowships provide assistance to graduate students who wish to use the research resources available at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. Fellowships are available to graduate students from the United States and abroad. The goal of the CHC Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the Cuban Heritage Collection and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, hemispheric, and international studies.

Approximately 12 fellowships will be awarded annually in two categories:

Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships will support graduate students who wish to use the Cuban Heritage Collection as a primary resource for a dissertation. Graduate students applying for these fellowships will have completed their course work and passed their qualifying examinations. They will be prepared to pursue research based on an approved prospectus. Professional school students seeking these fellowships must be engaged in research for an approved culminating project required for their degree.

Recipients must be in residence during the course of their fellowship and may not hold concurrent teaching positions. Fellowships of $3,000 a month will be granted for periods of one to three months.

Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships

Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships will allow doctoral students to determine how the Cuban Heritage Collection may serve their research needs as they prepare the dissertation prospectus. Fellowships of $1,500 will be granted for one month between June 1 and August 31 of the calendar year. These are exploratory fellowships to determine if the Collection will support a dissertation.


Applications will be evaluated by independent reviewers based on 1) the merit of the proposal; 2) the applicant's qualifications; and 3) the suitability of the project for the particular holdings of the Cuban Heritage Collection.

Application Guidelines

All application materials must be received by February 19, 2010 and submitted electronically to Fellowship applicants must submit the following:

* Application Form (click here to download)
* Project Abstract (of no more than 300 words)
* Project Description (of no more than 1,500 words)
* Curriculum Vitae
* Three Letters of Reference (from scholars familiar with the applicant and his/her research)


All Fellows will be expected to write a brief research report on their work at the Cuban Heritage Collection. Fellows may have the opportunity to participate in a Research Colloquium. Dissertations or any publications resulting from a fellowship award should include an acknowledgment of the CHC Fellowships support, and one copy should be deposited with the Cuban Heritage Collection.

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The CHC Fellowships Program is generously funded by The Goizueta Foundation.