CMAS-LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies Fellowship

The Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin would like to announce their annual competition short-term research fellowship named as “CMAS-LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections Research Fellowship”. The fellowship is designed to post-doctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates or holders. The fellowship is aimed to support the educational needs of students of Mexican American and U.S. Latino culture and history. Five (5) fellowships of $1,000 each will be given by the Center for Mexican American Studies for the winners.

The Department of Mexican American and Latina/ Studies, the Center for Mexican American Studies, and the Latino Research Initiative comprise a unique cluster of units that serve a critical academic, outreach and research mission at The University of Texas at Austin.


This fellowship program is applicable for:

  • Post-doctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates
  • Holders of other terminal degrees from outside the Austin area who have a specific need to use the Mexican American and Borderlands collections at the Benson Library
  • Mexican American and/or experiences of the U.S. Mexico Borderlands

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship you can download the Application Cover Sheet through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Applicants must submit the following documents along with their application form

  • Cover Sheet
  • Project Abstract
  • Project Description
  • CV

CMAS-LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies Fellowship

Submitting Details:

After completing your application form you must email your application along with required documents to

Financial Aid and Award Money:     

For summer 2017, they will offer five (5) $1,000 fellowships to the winning candidates.

Application Deadline: 

The application for the fellowship will receive no later than by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017.

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