Since its inception in 1980, the collection of materials on Cuba and the Cuban diaspora that today comprise the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries has grown to become the most important and expansive repository of materials on Cuba outside the island. Researchers and visitors have access to the wide range of materials that make up the collection, which include books; periodicals; archival materials such as personal papers, organizational records, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera; and born-digital and digitized collections.
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. Applicants with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Cuba and its diaspora, of any time period are encouraged to apply.
Launched in 2010 with a generous grant from The Goizueta Foundation, the program has grown to support the research of 86 emerging scholars from 41 universities. In 2015 the Foundation made a $1 million gift to endow the program as part of the University’s Momentum2 campaign, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research funding to doctoral students and candidates enrolled in universities across the United States.
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 31,2019.
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. These fellowships will take place between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
All award recipients must be in residence during the course of the fellowship and may not hold concurrent teaching positions.
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of Cuban Studies scholars based on:
All application materials must be received by Monday, February 4, 2019 and submitted electronically using Interfolio. Fellowship applicants must submit the following:
Questions about the fellowships program or application instructions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.