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Cuban Heritage Collection Fellowships at University of Miami in USA, 2020

Cuban Heritage Collection is providing the Cuban Heritage Collection Fellowships at the University of Miami across the USA. The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance for supporting doctoral research at the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC).

The goal of the Goizueta Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban and Cuban diaspora studies.

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  • Study Subject(s): Cuban and Cuban diaspora studies
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking research at the University of Miami Libraries.
  • Scholarship Provider: The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC), University of Miami Libraries
  • Scholarship can be taken at the USA


  • Applicants with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Cuba and its diaspora, of any time period are encouraged to apply.
  • All citizens and permanent legal residents of the United States who are enrolled in a U.S. doctoral program are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign nationals residing in the U.S. on F-1 student visas in a doctoral program at a university in the U.S. are also eligible to apply.
  • Former Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellows may apply for a Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Applicants may be required to provide proof of eligibility.

How to Apply

How to Apply: All application materials must be submitted electronically using Interfolio. Fellowship applicants must submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Research statement: a project abstract of no more than 300 words
  • Research Proposal: an overall project description of no more than 1,500 words stating how the project would potentially benefit from using CHC’s collections.
  • Research plan: a comprehensive list of Cuban Heritage Collection materials to be consulted during the fellowship period. The list need not be comprehensive however applicants are encouraged to identify all potential resources using the CHC cataloguearchival collection descriptions and Digital Collections.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three confidential letters of reference


  • Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships
  • Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships grant one-month awards to doctoral students to determine how the Cuban Heritage Collection may serve their research needs as they prepare the dissertation prospectus/ research proposal. These are exploratory fellowships to determine if research resources in the CHC will support a dissertation.
  • Fellowships of $1,500 will be granted for one month in residence between June 1 and August 31, 2020.
  • Graduate Research Fellowships
  • Research Fellowships will support doctoral candidates who wish to use the Cuban Heritage Collection as a primary resource for a dissertation. Doctoral candidates applying for these fellowships will have completed their course work and passed their qualifying examinations (ABD status). They will be prepared to pursue research based on an approved prospectus.
  • Fellowships of $3,000 per month will be granted for periods of one to three months.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2020

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