Flor Avellaneda, M.A.
Natalia Trigo, M.A.
Paige Quiñones, MFA
The Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to recruit outstanding students who have demonstrated the interest in the advancement of the Mexican American or Latino community.
Preference shall be given to students who plan to conduct research in the area of Mexican American and/or Latino Studies. Students who are pursuing an M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. at the University of Houston are eligible to apply. Priority consideration will be given to students who bring a unique quantitative or qualitative research toolkit that would enhance CMAS’s research activities. Fellowships of up to $16,500 per academic year, renewable for a second year, are awarded to students on a competitive basis.
Applications should include the following:
Coverletter containing, name, contact information (email and phone number), college, academic department, advisor’s name andcontact information.
- Resume with a listing of awards, publications, and/or samples of work where appropriate.
Two pagedescription of the candidate’s research goals, including reference to the area of study in the M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. program.
- A letter of nomination from the chair or director of graduate studies in the UH department which has admitted the student.
- Two letters of reference, one of which must be from a faculty member that is familiar with the student’s current research record and work.
Students will be awarded fellowships of up to $16,500 per academic year in addition to any other scholarships they may receive from their departments or colleges. Recipients of the fellowships must be enrolled as full-time students and will work for the Center for Mexican American Studies as a research assistant. The fellowships are renewable for a second year, provided that the recipient is in good academic standing, making satisfactory progress towards the degree and has fulfilled her/his obligations with CMAS.
May 1st, 2019
Scan your application into a single PDF document with the following order:
- Cover letter
- Research Statement
- Nomination letter
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Letters of recommendation/reference should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the name of the applicant on the subject line.
University of Houston
3553 Cullen Boulevard Room 323
Houston, TX 77204-3001
Past Fellowship Recipients
|1993 - 2017 Graduate Fellow Recipients|
|Andrea Elizondo||2015-2016||Social Work|
|Nadja Diaz Rodriguez||2013-2014||Sociology|
|Ana Rodriguez||2012-2014||Political Science|
|David Torres||2012-2013||Political Science|
|Angela R. Leal||2011-2013||Sociology|
|Eva E. Briones||2011-2013||Social Work|
|Aurora I. Nunez||2010-2012||Psychology|
|Luz Macias||2010-2011||Social Work|
|Neftali Martinez Rodriguez||2008-2010||Social Work|
|Amalia Mena-Mora||2007-2009||Political Science|
|Lourdes Aguinaco||2007-2009||Political Science|
|Maria Godsey||2006-2008||Modern & Classical Languages|
|Jack Griffin Garcia||2006-2008||Social Work|
|Moises Prospero||2005-2006||Social Work|
|Jesus Benitez||2005-2007||Studio Art|
|Violeta Sanchez Anderson||2005-2007||English|
|Ana Maria Villegas||2004-2006||Agricultural|
|Marta Ottilie Glueck||2000-2001||Spanish|
|Lisa Marie Miller||1999-2001||Sociology|
|Mario Vasquez||1999-2001||Social Work|
|Deborah L. Muniz||1998-2000||Sociology|
|Jose Angel Hernandez||1998-2000||History|
|Olga Marie Sheible||1997-1999||History|
|Noe Ramirez||1994-1996||Social Work|
|Lillian Salinas||1993-1995||Social Work|