The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline: 4 February 2019

Since its inception in 1980, the collection of materials on Cuba and the Cuban diaspora that today comprise the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) of the University of Miami Libraries has grown to become the most important and expansive repository of materials on Cuba outside the island. Researchers and visitors have access to the wide range of materials that make up the collection, which include books; periodicals; archival materials such as personal papers, organizational records, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera; and born-digital and digitized collections.

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance for supporting doctoral research at the CHC. The goal of the Goizueta Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban and Cuban diaspora studies. Applicants with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Cuba and its diaspora, of any time period are encouraged to apply.

Additional information about the fellowships, eligibility requirements, and application process is available here. The deadline for applications, which should be submitted electronically on Interfolio, is Monday, February 4, 2019.

Questions about the fellowships program or application instructions should be directed to

Award Categories

Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships

Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships will allow doctoral students to determine how the Cuban Heritage Collection may serve their research needs as they prepare the dissertation prospectus. These are exploratory fellowships to determine if research resources in the CHC will support a dissertation. Fellowships of $1,500 will be granted for one month in residence between June 1 and August 31 of 2019.

Graduate Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships will support doctoral students who wish to use the Cuban Heritage Collection as a primary resource for a dissertation. Doctoral students applying for these fellowships will have completed their course work and passed their qualifying examinations. They will be prepared to pursue research based on an approved prospectus. Fellowships of $3,000 per month will be granted for periods of one to three months. These fellowships will take place between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.

All recipients must be in residence during the course of the fellowship and may not hold concurrent teaching positions.


Applications will be evaluated by a panel of Cuban Studies based on:

  • Overall substantive merit of the proposal
  • The applicant’s qualifications and recommendations
  • Demonstrated need to access the Cuban Heritage Collection’s particular holdings


  • All U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are doctoral candidates enrolled at a university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign nationals residing in the United States on F-1 student visas who are doctoral candidates enrolled at a university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Former Graduate Pre-Prospectus Fellows may apply for a Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Applicants may be required to provide proof of eligibility.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be received by Monday, February 4, 2019, and submitted electronically on Interfolio. Attachments are preferred as PDF files. Fellowship applicants must submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Research statement: a project abstract of no more than 300 words
  • Research proposal: an overall project description of no more than 1,500 words stating how the project would potentially benefit from using CHC’s collections
  • Research plan: a comprehensive list of Cuban Heritage Collection materials to be consulted during the fellowship period. The list need not be comprehensive however applicants are encouraged to identify all potential resources using the CHC catalogarchival collection descriptions and Digital Collections.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three confidential letters of reference

Questions about the fellowships program or application instructions should be directed to

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