Fellowships and Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships for Incoming Students
LLILAS offers a number of fellowships and awards for incoming graduate students. All applicants who are considered for admission will also be considered for these fellowships. No separate applications are required, unless noted.
Professional Development Travel Award
Available to current LLILAS students who are presenting a paper at a conference. Students must provide proof of acceptance of their paper as well as an abstract of the paper. Limited funds are available on a first come, first served basis.
The Mellon Fellowship in Sociology
The Mellon Fellowships in Latin American Sociology is a program administered through the sociology departments at three U.S. universities: The University of Texas at Austin, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles. This program provides fellowships to Ph.D. students in Sociology specializing in Latin America. While the individual programs at each university are different, the overall goal is to provide support for promising graduate students committed to a career in teaching and research in Latin American sociology.
Applications and further information:
Department of Sociology
University of Texas
Austin, Texas 78712-1088
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies offers a limited number of Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for study of Portuguese or an arranged Amerindian language. These highly competitive graduate fellowships are funded by the Department of Education and are available for both the summer and the academic year.
Awards will not be made to native speakers of the language or to those who possess fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought.
- U.S. citizen/permanent resident
- Shows potential for superior academic achievement as indicated by a long-term interest in Latin America
- A graduate student in good standing at UT Austin, or has been accepted for regular admission to the Graduate School at UT Austin
- For nontraditional language study, contact Dr. Megan Crowhurst, the nontraditional language adviser
- Entering graduate students submit application and statement of purpose in addition to all the required materials
- Current graduate students submit application with all other required materials
Academic Year FLAS
Graduate students from all fields of study who are in good standing at UT Austin or who have been recently accepted for admission to the Graduate School at UT Austin are eligible to apply. During the fellowship period, academic year FLAS recipients must be enrolled in at least three hours of language courses on a letter-grade basis during each long semester, as well as a Latin American area study course on a letter-grade basis during each long semester. Students must be registered at least full-time (9) hours. Fellowships typically provide a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year (fall and spring), plus tuition and fees (up to a maximum 15 hours of credit).
Summer FLAS—For Portuguese language study at UT Austin or other approved Amerindian language study
Graduate students from all fields of study, who are in good standing at UT Austin, are eligible to apply. Beginning language students usually attend a domestic program, while intermediate and advanced students attend an overseas program. All program information must be included in the application materials. Fellowships typically provide a stipend of $2,500 summer (one summer session) plus UT Austin tuition and fees (for language course, up to $5,000). Summer courses are expected to have the same number of course hours as two-semester courses: a minimum of six weeks and 140 hours for introductory and intermediate courses; 120 hours for advanced courses.
Application (PDF, 70K)
Nontraditional language template (required if language is not Portuguese) (PDF, 52K)
Nontraditional language guidelines (PDF, 102K)
Application deadline for Academic Year and Summer: January 30, 2015