Student Opportunities

Year-round, students are offered a broad range of research, internship, and educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in and/or focusing on Latin America.

Student Funding

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Summer Research Travel Grant

Grants support undergraduate, graduate, or professional students conducting thesis or dissertation research related to Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Learn About the Summer Travel Grant

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Conference Travel Grant

Grants of up to $300 per year to graduate students who are traveling to conferences to present papers/research on Latin America. 

Learn About the Travel Grant

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Brazil Research Grant

Grants support graduate student research, made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment.

Learn About the Research Grant

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Brazil Cities Research Grant

Grants spark faculty-led research initiatives and support graduate student research on key urban challenges faced in Brazil.

Learn About the Brazil Cities Grant

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Steve Reifenberg Travel Fellowship

Fellowship encourages graduating seniors to engage in a transformative international experience in the area of social or environmental development in Latin America.  

Learn About the Reifenberg Fellowship

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Brazil Specific Fellowships

A travel fellowship in memory of Senior Preceptor Clémence Jouët-Pastré and an office fellowship providing professional exchange are both available to students seeking experiences in Brazil.

Learn About Brazil Specific Fellowships

Structured Travel Opportunities

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Term-Time

In partnership with the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) students are able to participate in four distinct term-time Study Abroad Programs in Latin America. 

Learn About Term-Time

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January Term

DRCLAS offers winter programs in Chile, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Lasting up to three weeks, these opportunities include internships, public service, seminars, and more.

Learn About January Term

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Summer Term

Structured internship and immersion programs are available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Since 2005, more than 2,000 Harvard students have participated in DRCLAS programs in Latin America. 

Learn About Summer Term

Grants for Student Groups

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DRCLAS awards grants to Undergraduate Student Organizations, Graduate Student Organizations, University-wide student organizations, and Graduate Special Groups working with a Harvard faculty member for publications, workshops, conferences, and/or events at Harvard University related to Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx populations in the United States.

Learn About Grants for Student Groups

Certificate Program & Thesis Prizes

Certificate Program

DRCLAS awards a Certificate in Latin American Studies to Harvard College students and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD candidates who complete an approved course of study and experience relating to the region. 

Learn About Certificate Program

Thesis Prizes

The best theses in Latin American and Latinx studies are celebrated through the selection of student prizes. Award recipients are recognized at the Certificate Ceremony at the end of each academic year.

Learn About Thesis Prizes

Graduate Study Opportunities

Graduate Student Associates

Graduate Student Associate 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. 

Apply to be a Graduate Student Associate

Fellowships for Graduate Study

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. 

Learn About Fellowships for Graduate Study