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Call for Applications: LASP Graduate Fellows (deadline April 15, 2016 by 5pm)

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The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) is pleased to invite graduate students to apply for the second round of LASP Graduate Fellows. The Graduate Fellowships are competitive and provide an opportunity for a select number of graduate students to engage with a broad, interdisciplinary community dedicated to the study of Latin America. ...

Graduate Fellows will be expected to actively participate in the Latin American Studies Program’s activities. Responsibilities include attending and shaping the seminar series—with an eye toward a number of themes around which the series might be structured—and organizing at least one event that promotes interactions between undergraduate and graduate students. LASP funding will be available for the organization of Fellow-sponsored events. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend events this semester organized by the current Graduate Fellows in order to get a sense of how the program works.

As many as eight LASP Graduate Fellows will be selected for a period of one academic year (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017). Each fellow will receive a stipend of $750 for research-related activities to be employed at the student’s discretion (e.g., field research, survey research, or conference-related travel).

Applications must include a CV, a letter of support from one’s dissertation adviser, and a 2-page statement explaining how the student envisions contributing to building a vibrant LASP community. Applications are due on Friday, April 15, 2016 by 5pm, via email to rms299@cornell.edu.

A selection committee appointed by the current and incoming LASP director will review applications. Fellows will be selected based on the applicant’s academic merit and the potential for collaborative engagement. The new cohort of fellows will be announced by April 29 in order to facilitate planning for the 2016-17 academic year.

For questions please contact Rebecca DeRoller at rms299@cornell.edu