Funding for Undergraduates

CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to release our application for CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards! The purpose of this programis to provide financial support—with grants up to $500— for undergraduate research on Latin America and the Caribbean. 

You can view the application here for details. Review of applications begins November 15th. 

CLACS Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The CLACS Undergraduate Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students with an interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, and academic excellence, to explore in-depth what it means to work in/on the region. This fellowship program is open to students from all concentrations.

Interested in applying to be a 2016-2017 CLACS Fellow? Visit the 2015-2016 application for your reference here. 

Other Fellowships, Scholarships, Internships, and Research Awards of Interest

Watson Institute Fellowships

The Watson Institute for International Studies offers a range of opportunities for undergraduates to do funded research abroad during the summer or winter. These include fellowships for research connected to a senior thesis, the Brown Journal of World Affairs, media projects and public service. Look for the following opportunities at the link provided. 

  • Watson Senior Thesis Travel Grants
  • Watson Undergraduate Fellows Program
  • AT&T New Media Fellows Summer and Winter Program
  • The Marla Ruzicka International Fellowship

Rowe Fund Student Loan Program
Organization of American States Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund Interest Free Student Loans

Do you want additional financing for your studies at a United States University? Are you a citizen of a member state of the OAS? If so, the Rowe Fund Student Loan Program helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS Member States finance their studies in universities across the United States by awarding interest free loans.

Applications are accepted and reviewed year-round.  The loans are also available for university faculty and professionals with the support of the local university in the member state for continuing education or professional development courses in the United States. 

The studies or research must last for one academic semester and all studies and research, for which the loan is granted, need to be completed within a two year period.  These loans are made on the understanding that when the recipients have completed their studies, they are to return to their respective home countries to assist in their countries’ economic development and social integration. For more information or to download the application forms, visit the OAS website here or email