Graduate Dissertation Awards 2019-2020 (click here)



The Chicano Studies Institute invites applications for funding for graduate students engaged in research addressing topics related to the Latino population in the United States.


To be eligible, graduate students must be advanced to candidacy, must be within normative time standards, and dissertation proposals must be formally approved by their dissertation committee before the beginning of the award period.

Award and Allowable Expenses

Awards are for up to $3,000 for a twelve-month period beginning from the date the funds are awarded.  Funding can be used for supplies and other costs associated with research activities, such as interview transcribing, research subject payments, and travel (up to $500 can be requested for research conference travel).  Equipment such as computers and cameras, tuition/fees, and insurance cannot be covered by this grant.

Proposals will be evaluated by select members of the Chicano Studies Institute Advisory Committee.  The narrative should be as clear as possible – not all reviewers will have expertise in the subject matter of the proposal.  Awardees are expected to present their research in a colloquium at the end of the award period.

Funding Period

Awards available July 1, 2019. Project periods must fall within 7/1/2019 – 12/31/2020.

Application and Faculty Advisory Recommendation Form:

Application Link: CSI Dissertation Award On-line Application

Faculty Recommendation Form: Link: Faculty Advisory Recommendation Form


*On-line Applications and Faculty Advisor Recommendations must be submitted by 4:00 pm on May 11, 2018.  Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

For more information contact:  Tracey Goss at