The Center for Latin American Studies awards a limited number of Graduate Assistantships to students in the M.A. program in Latin American Studies (MALAS). Typically, an assistantship is assigned for both Fall and Spring semesters. The assistantship provides a stipend for the two semesters and covers the cost of 9 graduate credits of tuition per semester and GatorGradCare. In return, each assistant is required to work 13 hours per week for the Center for Latin American Studies.

Awards are made on an annual basis. Renewal for a second year of support is contingent upon the student’s academic performance and the supervisor’s evaluation of job performance. Renewals are also contingent upon the availability of funds. Funding decisions are made each February for the following academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

New applicants to the MALAS program, as well as students already in the MALAS program who do not receive any financial support, are eligible to apply. Students in other degree programs cannot apply.

Application Deadline

December 1, 2022

Application Materials

New applicants to the MALAS program will be considered for Graduate Assistantship. (Consult the Center’s Admission Information page for details on MALAS’ admission materials)

Applicants already in the MALAS program should submit the following:

  • UF academic transcript
  • Two-page statement of purpose explaining your research interests, career goals, and why you should be considered for an assistantship
  • Two letters of recommendation from UF professors, accompanied by Release Form.

Students seeking a renewal for a second year of support do not need to submit any materials.


Po Echeguren
Academic Assistant III
Center for Latin American Studies
316 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
Phone: 352-273-4709
Fax: 352-392-7682 

For questions, please contact Clate Korsant, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs.