Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Fellowships

The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Fellowships program provides assistance to students and scholars who wish to use the resources available in the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries for research on Cuba, the Cuban diaspora, or interdisciplinary studies that include Cuban or diasporic contexts.

For the 2014-2015 award cycle, the CHC will award Fellowships in three categories:

  1. Graduate Research Fellowships,
  2. Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships, and
  3. A new fellowship for work on the Arts in the Cuban Republic.

Criteria for Fellowships
Applications will be evaluated by independent reviewers based on 1) the merit of the proposal; 2) the applicant’s qualifications; and 3) the suitability of the project for the particular holdings of the Cuban Heritage Collection.

Application Guidelines
All application materials must be received by Saturday, February 1, 2014 and submitted electronically to Fellowship applicants must submit the following:

  • Application Form (click here to download)
  • Project Abstract (of no more than 300 words)
  • Project Description (of no more than 1,500 words)
  • List of Cuban Heritage Collection materials to be consulted during the fellowship period
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Reference (from scholars familiar with the applicant and his/her research)

Fellows will be in residence conducting primary work in the Cuban Heritage Collection for the duration of their fellowship period. For the 2014-2015 award year, Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellows must complete their fellowships between 1 June and 31 August 2014. Graduate Research and Arts in the Cuban Republic Fellows will take residence between 1 June 2014 and 31 March 2015.

All Fellows will be expected to participate in a research colloquium and write a brief research report on their work at the Cuban Heritage Collection. Dissertations, any publications, or equivalent final products resulting from a fellowship award should include an acknowledgment of the CHC Fellowships support, and one copy should be deposited with the Cuban Heritage Collection.

Information on each of these award categories, eligibility, criteria, and how to apply is available at The application deadline for all categories is 1 February 2014.

For more information, please write to

Above adapted from CHC fellowship website.