IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research offers IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program for academic year 2016-17. The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. The fellowship will provide a $25,000 stipend, travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago.

The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support and mentoring for students who will graduate in spring 2017.


  • Applications will only be accepted from PhD candidates enrolled at UT-Austin, UCLA, CUNY, and UIC. Applicants will be considered by the IUPLR center at their home institution.
  • Applicants must have advanced to candidacy (ABD status) and be completing a Latina/o Studies dissertation in the humanities or in a humanities-adjacent discipline.
  • Applications will not be accepted from candidates who have not yet defended their dissertation proposal. As this is a dissertation completion fellowship, all applicants should already have a significant portion of the dissertation drafted. Finally, applicants should be planning to pursue a career in teaching or research.
  • During the fellowship year, students must be enrolled at their home institution. Fellows will be expected to forego other employment during the year.

How to Apply:

For applying IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship, the candidate must submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter listing your name, university, department, the month and year that you advanced to candidacy (reached ABD status), the name and year of any dissertation completion fellowships you have already had (both internal and external), and a 50-word description of your project’s relationship and significance to the humanities
  • CV
  • Dissertation Prospectus, including chapter outlines
  • Completed chapters (preferably 2-3)
  • Writing plan that demonstrates ability to defend dissertation during fellowship year
  • Two letters of recommendation

Submitting Details:

Interested applicants can submit the application materials in word or pdf file to the IUPLR/Mellon program coordinator, Dr. Meghan Marie Hammond (hammondm-at-uic.edu) and the appropriate IUPLR Center director.

Award Amount:

The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend, travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago. Matriculation fees and health insurance will be paid by the home institution, provided that the fellow is in residence.

Application Deadline:

Application materials must be arrived by January 8, 2016.

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