Graduate Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships


Through support received from the US Department of Education, the LAII is able to offer summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.


Summer FLAS Fellowships

Students may also apply for FLAS summer fellowships. These fellowships cover expenses associated with less-commonly-taught language programs approved by the US Department of Education but administered by universities throughout the United States. Some programs are held in the United States and others are held in Latin America. For information on summer 2014 FLAS programs, please refer here. Be sure to look for those programs that are designated "FLAS eligible." Additional questions on summer programs can be directed to LAII Associate Director. More information can be viewed on the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute FLAS page.

UNM Mellon Foundation Program

The UNM-Mellon Program invites advanced doctoral candidates from our participating programs--American Literary Studies (English), American Studies, Anthropology, Arts of the Americas (Art History), Communications (Communications and Journalism), Hispanic Linguistics and Literature (Spanish and Portuguese), History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, and Sociology.

The goal of the UNM-Mellon Doctoral Fellowship Program is to increase the number of doctorates awarded to students whose dissertation research integrates humanities and social sciences perspectives on issues of importance to Native American and/or Hispano communities in the US and Latin America.

Only doctoral students from the ten UNM-Mellon participating graduate programs are eligible to apply. Other eligibility criteria are provided in the Call for Application. This document includes all information pertinent to the application process: award terms and requirements, the application materials that must be provided, and selection process. The Fellowship Application Form is also included as a separate document -- that document is a pdf application form that can be filled out in adobe acrobat.

For further information, contact Dr. Adriana Ramírez de Arellano, UNM-Mellon Program Coordinator:

Bilinski Foundation Fellowship

The University of New Mexico invites advanced doctoral students in the UNM graduate programs of American Studies, English, Foreign Languages & Literature, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Spanish & Portuguese. These newly established fellowships in the College of Arts & Sciences will provide valuable financial support for top, meritorious doctoral students with demonstrated financial need who are conducting research for, and or completing, their doctoral dissertations. For more information please visit Bilinski Foundation Fellowship.

Regents' Winrock Minority Doctoral Fellowship

The Regents’ Winrock Fellowship (RWF) program aims to promote the recruitment of highly competitive doctoral students of exceptional academic merit who will also contribute to the diversity of the student body in their programs of study. The RWF program particularly hopes to promote the recruitment of outstanding scholars and researchers who are Black/African American, American Indian, and Hispanic/Latino(a) American. All nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; international students are not eligible for the RWF.

Each fellowship provides full funding—including a stipend of $18,000.00 per academic year, plus tuition (up to 12 hours of resident, 9 hours of non-resident tuition), and health care insurance—for the first two years of doctoral study. The award does not cover course or curriculum fees, or any student fees other than the GPSA fee. To maximize the impact and to keep the program sustainable, the RWF fellowships are not renewable beyond the two-year award period. The award cycle begins in fall semester and runs continuously for four semesters (not counting summer).

Pursuant to the availability of funding, Graduate Studies will award four two-year Regents’ Winrock Fellowships on the following basis:

  • Even numbered years (e.g. fall 2012, 2014, etc): one fellowship in the STEM fields, including Health Sciences; one in the Arts/Humanities;
  • Odd numbered years (e.g. fall 2013, 2015, etc): one fellowship in the STEM fields, including Health Sciences; one in the Social Sciences (Anthropology, Psychology, etc.)/Education. For more information please visit Regents' Winrock Minority Doctoral Fellowship.