Student Funding

The Center for Latin American Studies offers several scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships for students studying at the University of Florida. A field research grant competition, summer foreign language fellowships, and internship opportunities are also supported. Even though most of the Center’s financial assistance is for graduate students, we do provide some opportunities for undergraduate students. We encourage you to look through the various financial opportunities offered below.

FLAS Academic Year Fellowships

Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Latin American Studies offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowships to support training in Brazilian Portuguese and Haitian Creole.

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FLAS Summer Fellowships

FLAS Summer Fellowships support participation in an intensive study program of a less-commonly-taught Latin American language (i.e., Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Maya, Quechua, etc.). The fellowship covers the majority of program-related fees.

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MALAS Graduate Assistantships

The Center for Latin American Studies awards a limited number of Graduate Assistantships to students in the M.A. program in Latin American Studies. Typically, an assistantship is assigned for both Fall and Spring semesters. The assistantship provides a stipend of $15,000 total for the two semesters and covers the cost of 9 graduate credits of tuition per semester and GatorGradCare.

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Latin American-Caribbean (LAC) scholarships for UF Students from Latin America and the Caribbean

Students from Latin America and the Caribbean who are enrolled in or applying to the Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS) and the Master of Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) programs can apply for LAC scholarships of $500 per semester, making them eligible for "in-state" tuition status.

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Field Research Grants

The Center for Latin American Studies (LAS) sponsors a Field Research Grant Competition to support graduate student research in Latin America and the Caribbean. Research in the United States on a Latino Studies topic and research in Spain or Portugal on some aspect of Latin America are also supported.

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TCD Fellowships and Assistantships

The Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program announces a competition for Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships to support Master's and Doctoral level study in various disciplines. Awards cover tuition and provide a $17,000 stipend for one academic year of study at UF, usually matched by a second year of support from the student's department. The TCD Program offers an extensive range of classroom and field opportunities for students committed to an interdisciplinary understanding of biodiversity conservation, sustainable resource use, and human well-being issues in the tropics. Information on this opportunity is available from the TCD Program.

Brazil Tuition Exemption Program - FBLI

The Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute (FBLI) awards tuition exemptions for qualified Brazilian undergraduate students studying at Florida’s public community colleges or Brazilian graduate students studying at Florida’s public universities.

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There are a variety of internship opportunities available to students in the Latin American Studies program. We encourage you to browse through the list on our website. 

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External Funding

There are a variety of external fellowships and scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate students. We encourage every student to browse through the list on our website, which highlights some of these external funding sources.

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