Open To

Incoming Ph.D. students in any discipline who are interested in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Up to eight competitive fellowships will be offered to applicants to any Ph.D. program at Duke who are interested in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The center will provide a $5,000 top-up award to be added to the regular departmental fellowship stipend paid by the department for the first year. Departments will be expected to provide a stipend for all years that is commensurate with other departmental awards. The Graduate School will provide a full tuition-and-fee scholarship, as well as payment of the Duke student medical insurance premium in accordance with current Ph.D. funding policies.

This award is offered through The Graduate School. Incoming students are nominated by their department; no direct application is necessary. Directors of graduate studies should send nominations to Natalie Hartman (, associate director of the center, and indicate whether the nominee has already been admitted to your department for next year. For departments nominating more than one student, the director of graduate studies is requested to submit a cover memo indicating the department’s order of preference for its candidates.