Graduate Student Associate Application

Next Deadline: Extended to May 1 @ 11:59pm


Program Overview

Graduate Student Associate (GSA) positions are designed to facilitate and supplement a student’s independent research toward the PhD or advanced professional degree on topics related to Latin America. 

The GSA Program will provide access to a photocopier, scanner, postage allowance, and business cards.  Associates may also be eligible for shared office space at 1730 Cambridge Street. Graduate Student Associates are encouraged to participate in DRCLAS conferences, workshops, and seminars. One of the Center’s objectives in forming this program is to create an opportunity for Harvard graduate students to share their work with a broader audience, and with each other across disciplines.


Graduate students from all Harvard academic departments and professional schools may apply. Applicants from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who have completed their General Examinations and begun research on their dissertation by the application deadline are given preference, although the review committee will consider all applicants who submit a compelling application.  Applicants from the professional schools should be working on a significant research project related to Latin America.  Students with office space at any other department or professional school at Harvard will not be eligible.

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit a complete CARAT Application, which includes:

  • Updated resume
  • Brief (1-2 page) description of the thesis or research project, indicating current stage of research
  • Short statement (~1 page) indicating how the DRCLAS affiliation would be helpful to advance research and career goals
  • Harvard University transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a Harvard faculty member familiar with the work



Contact Rachel Murray-Crawford, Assistant Director of Student Programs