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LLILAS Offers Student Fellowships for 2009–2010

Posted: February 9, 2009

As part of its mission to support the study of Latin America, LLILAS announces scholarships that are available to LLILAS students and others for the 2009–2010 school year. Requirements and deadlines vary for each fellowship, so please consult the Web site for details.

LLILAS is pleased to offer several Field Research Grants, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, and Graduate Fellowships, as well as the undergraduate Leadership Grant. Complete fellowship information and applications can be found on our Web site.

The Mexican Center at LLILAS also offers several grants. The Summer Research in Mexico Grant provides funding for any UT graduate student who wants to conduct research about Mexico during summer 2009. Awards typically range from $500 to $1,000, and preference is given to those students who plan to conduct research in Mexico.

Two additional grants are awarded by the Mexican Center: The E. D. Farmer International Fellowship encourages the exchange of ideas between Texas and Mexico. It gives Texas residents the chance to do research or fieldwork in Mexico, while giving stipends to cover living expenses for Mexican students studying at UT. Both undergraduates and graduates are eligible. Awards range from $2,000–$6,000, depending on availability.

The Republic of Mexico Solidaridad Endowed Presidential Fellowship is awarded every year to one Mexican undergraduate or graduate student. It is given to support research on any topic about Mexico that will be incorporated into a thesis, report, or dissertation. The award ranges from $4,500–$6,000.

“These grants are so important for stimulating research and for bringing the best possible students to LLILAS and UT,” comments Jonathan Brown, Associate Director of LLILAS. “We hope the fellowships allow them to undertake studies they otherwise wouldn’t have pursued.”

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