PLAS Dissertation Writing Grants

PLAS provides dissertation completion writing grants for advanced graduate students in Latin American studies with priority given to 6th year students.

PLAS awards 2-4 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.

·       Full-year grant with a stipend ($25,000) plus full DCE costs*

·       Half-year grant with a stipend ($12,500) plus full DCE costs*

Application Details

  1. Submit a dissertation prospectus that includes the significance of the research to the field, data, methods, and substance of the work.
  2. Provide a report of the progress on research and writing to date and a timeline until completion of the dissertation.
  3. Provide a chapter of your dissertation.
  4. Summarize efforts to secure external funding from agencies outside of Princeton.
  5. Request two letters of recommendation. Ensuring receipt of letters by the posted deadline is the applicant’s responsibility.

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Application deadline is March 15, 2020.

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

* 2019-20 DCE or in Absentia Enrollment was $5,800 (includes tuition $3,900 and SHP $1,900).