Fellowships for Graduate Study at Harvard University

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) works with the admissions and financial aid offices at the various graduate and professional schools to offer the following fellowships for Master’s and/or PhD candidates enrolled in one of Harvard University’s professional schools. 

John H. Coatsworth Latin American History Fellowship

The John H. Coatsworth Latin American History Fellowship was established to honor the legacy of John H. Coatsworth, the founding Director of the David Rockefeller Center and the former Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs at Harvard University.  This merit fellowship is open to doctoral students whose research focuses on topics related to Latin American history, with preference for, but not limited to, those in the History Department. The fellowship will provide a stipend toward living expenses and can be used to cover costs on campus or in the field.
For additional information, see Harvard's Committee on General Scholarships website.

Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Fellowship (Argentina)

De Fortabat fellowships make it possible for Argentine students to undertake graduate studies at Harvard University.
For additional information, see Harvard's Committee on General Scholarships website.

Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship (Brazil)

Lemann Fellowships make it possible for Brazilian students to undertake graduate studies at Harvard University, primarily in the fields of education, public health, and government.
For additional information, see Harvard's Committee on General Scholarships website

The Francis and Peggy Cahn Fund (Argentina)

The Francis and Peggy Cahn Fund for Argentina will support Argentinean students studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in the Engineering, Applied, Physical and Life Sciences; the Harvard School of Public Health, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, or the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of merit and financial need. It is the donor's wish that recipients have plans to return to Argentina and utilize their education to enable them to contribute to Argentina's social, economic, and scientific progress, and priority consideration will be given to those candidates. The fellowships are awarded for one academic year. Recipients may apply for renewal for a second year. Candidates must apply to and be accepted by their school of choice at the University independent of this Fellowship application. Admission to the University does not guarantee a Fellowship award.
For additional information, see Harvard's Committee on General Scholarships website.

Fondo Colombia/Harvard-Los Andes Fund

Scholarships for Colombian students support graduate students at Harvard University who are citizens of Colombia. Two funds make these scholarships possible, one for all Colombian students (Fondo Colombia-Harvard Fund) and one for students and faculty from Universidad de los Andes (Harvard-Los Andes Fund). Candidates are evaluated on the basis of merit and financial need and must be deemed eligible for financial aid by the Harvard schools they plan to attend. Candidates must apply for consideration before entering the U.S. and prior to the start of their Harvard programs. Candidates must apply to and be accepted to an academic program at the university independently from this fellowship application. Admission to the University does not guarantee a fellowship award.

Recipients are expected to return to Colombia to contribute to the country following the completion of their degree studies.
For additional information, see Harvard's Committee on General Scholarships website.

Fundacion Mexico en Harvard Fund

Fundacion Mexico en Harvard provides scholarships and loans to citizens of Mexico who are admitted for graduate study at Harvard. Interested students must apply for consideration before entering the U.S. and prior to the start of their Harvard programs. Recipients of loans from the Fundacion are required to return to Mexico upon completion of their Harvard programs. For further information and to apply for consideration, prospective Harvard students should contact:

Patricia Villarreal, Executive Director
Fundacion Mexico en Harvard, A.C.
Monte Pelvoux No. 220-PH
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec
11000-Mexico, D.F.
pvillarreal@fundacionharvard.org
Phone: 5229-5877
www.fundacionharvard.org

 

Past Faculty Grant:

The Andrónico Luksic Fellowships for HKS (Chile)

 

The Andrónico Luksic Fellowships were established to support educational opportunities for Chilean citizens at Harvard University. The new Luksic Fellowships, based at Harvard Kennedy School, will strengthen governance and improve policymaking in Chile by preparing established and emerging leaders through participation in the rigorous HKS master’s degree programs. These programs reflect the Kennedy School’s mission of educating skilled, enlightened leaders and advancing solutions to public problems through world-class scholarship and active engagement with practitioners and decision-makers.

 

Qualified candidates will be Chilean citizens with demonstrable experience working in the nation’s public good, specifically in areas related to governance and public policy. The Luksic Fellowships will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need up to the amount required for financial certification for international students.

Fellowships will be awarded for the following degree programs at Harvard Kennedy School:
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration /Mason Program (one year)
Master in Public Policy (two years)
Master in Public Administration (two years)
Master in Public Administration in International Development (two years)

Candidates will be required to meet all admission criteria for the Kennedy School and will be admitted through the standard admissions process for their chosen degree program. Please note that the deadline to submit a fellowship application is the same as the general financial assistance application deadline.

CONTACTS
Paulina Gonzalez-Pose | Director, Edward S. Mason Program 
Stephanie Streletz | Director, Student Financial Services 
Marcela Rentería | Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Regional Office (Santiago, Chile)