Graduate Fellows

PLAS awards 2 to 4 dissertation completion writing grants annually, for either a semester or the full academic year, to advanced graduate students who work in Latin American studies and who have reached Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status at Princeton University.

These are the two options:

  • Full-year grant with a stipend plus full DCE costs;
  • Half-year grant with a stipend plus one-half DCE costs*.

Full-year grants are awarded for the academic year (August to May) and the stipend rate is equal to 10-months of the University Fellowship. Half-year grants are awarded for 5-months (August to December for the fall term or January to May for the spring term) and the stipend rate is equal to 5 months of the University Fellowship.

All recipients must submit a report on work accomplished by November 1 following the academic year of the grant award. 

* 2021-22 University Fellowship 12-month stipend was $36,570 and DCE/In-Absentia Enrollment for the year was $6,830 (includes tuition $4,050 and Student Health Plan $2,780).


Current Fellows

Pablo Pryluka

Research Interests: Argentina, Brazil, Chile; History of Development, Economic History, History of Consumption, History of Advertising, Global History.

Camila Reyes Alé

Research Interests: US-Latin America Exchanges, Circulation Practices, Material Techniques and Culture, Cultural and Visual Studies, Institutional History, Modernization, Decoloniality.

Maria Smith
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests: Greater Ani, Panama, Breeding Group Members, Division of Labor, Workload Inequality, Parental Synchronization, Parental Care, Reproductive Success.