How to Apply – Graduate Fellowships

Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship 2024-2025 – Now Closed

Call for Applications – Details and Instructions



1. 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 $3,000 will be granted for one month in residence between June 1 and August 31 of award year.

2. 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 $4,500 per month will be granted for periods of one to three consecutive months, depending on the range of materials the applicant wishes to consult and the centrality of CHC materials to her/his/their research. These fellowships will take place between June 1 of award year and May 31 of the following year.

All award recipients must be in residence at least four days per week 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:

  • Overall substantive merit of the proposal
  • The applicant’s qualifications and recommendations
  • Ability to demonstrate the relevance of CHC materials to the proposed research project



  • 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.



The Goizueta Foundaion Graduate Fellowship applications are now closed.

Fellowship applicants must submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal: an overall project description of no more than 1,000 words stating how the project would potentially benefit from using CHC’s collections.
  • Materials List: a list of Cuban Heritage Collection materials to be consulted during the fellowship period. The list need not be comprehensive. However, applicants are expected to make a convincing case that CHC materials can support their research using the CHC catalog, archival collection descriptions and Digital Collections.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two confidential letters of reference

Questions about the fellowship program or application instructions should be directed to