Indigenous Language Study Stipend

Next Deadline: TBC


The DRCLAS Indigenous Language Study Stipend supports Harvard students in pursuing substantive programming geared at developing or improving indigenous language skills which relate to the region.


Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students pursuing indigenous language study related to Latin America and/or the Caribbean are eligible to apply.

Students may pursue programs, courses, or study in another manner so long as they directly engage with the indigenous languages from Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Priority will be given to students whose study is demonstrated to be directly related to their academic and/or career goals. This stipend is intended to assist programs and courses for students that otherwise do not have access to financial support, though it is not intended to cover all expenses. Students are encouraged to apply to other funding sources as well. 

Application Requirements

Currently enrolled students in good standing may apply to the grant via CARAT.

Click here for the graduate student grant

Click here for the undergraduate student grant

Complete the application on CARAT with the following:

  • Current Semester's Transcript

  • Resume

  • Budget w/ Expenses Relating to Program Costs

    • Applicants should submit a detailed budget (made through and spreadsheet) to demonstrate the expenses related to their language study program.

  • Proof of Contact/Communication with Program (or enrollment, if possible)

    • Ideally, applicants will demonstrate Proof of Enrollment in the program. In the case that applicants cannot officially enroll without funding, proof of communication with the organization and intention of enrollment is acceptable.

Review Process

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, monthly, beginning September 1, 2022 and ending by June 1, 2023. 

    • Sponsored programs should conclude no later than August 31, 2023.

  • A committee of DRCLAS staff will review all applications on the 15th of each month. Please plan your proposal and start dates accordingly.

    • Applications submitted prior to the 15th will be reviewed in the nearest upcoming review cycle.

    • Status updates for reviewed applications will be delivered by the end of the month.

Funding Details

Stipends will be determined on an individual basis and are based upon review of an accurate and updated budget, submitted by the student.