PLAS Fellowship

The study of Latin America and the Caribbean at Princeton is as compelling as the scholars who are at its leading edge. As one of the nation’s most well-endowed and well-respected programs, PLAS welcomes highly qualified individuals to join us each year. Working alongside the University’s globally recognized scholars, visiting fellows bring new topics and perspectives to the classroom, while enjoying a dedicated opportunity to advance their own research.

The Program in Latin American Studies offers several fellowship opportunities.  Top scholars in their fields may apply for long-term fellowships for one semester, and sometimes a year, depending on funding, or short-term fellowships for stays up to one-month.  PLAS also offers one to two postdoctoral fellowships per year for recent PhD recipients, working on any topic related to Latin America and the Caribbean in any field, including anthropology, art history, biology, cultural studies, environmental studies, geology, history, literature, music, performance studies, sociology, and religion. 

A Range of Benefits

  • Active collaboration with top faculty in the field of Latin American studies
  • Dedicated time during which to pursue independent research
  • The opportunity to design and teach courses not otherwise offered at the University
  • High-profile events and programming that connects your work with a broader audience
  • Direct access to Princeton’s extensive resources and Latin American collections, including the PLAS “Ephemera Collection”—a vast repository of primary materials related to political, social, and economic upheaval from 1968 forward

“Being a Visiting Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of History at PLAS has been the best experience I have had as a scholar. It gave me the opportunity to teach and learn the Princeton way, to conduct research using the amazing resources that the university has to offer, and to participate in plenty of research seminars and interdisciplinary activities at PLAS and across campus.”  -María Inclán (PLAS Visiting Fellow 2017-2018)