We offer several annual awards and grants to recognize and support outstanding research. Unless otherwise noted, all applications are due in March. If an award is paid in the summer, the recipient must enroll in at least 1 credit hour during the summer term to receive the award. For additional information about specific fellowships, contact the Graduate Students Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships & Awards
Doctoral Student Award for Academic Achievement
provides a release from teaching for one semester.
Timothy J. Rogers Summer Dissertation Fellowship
provides a stipend for summer research.
J. M. Hill prize for an Outstanding Graduate Student Paper
recognizes the winner with a cash award. In the event that a co-authored paper receives the prize, the cash award is divided equally among the authors.
Departmental Travel Grants
Grants provide funding for Ph.D. students presenting work at conferences and are awarded on an ongoing basis. Please click on link above for additional information, including the application. NOTE: The application form and faculty statement need to be submitted to Ben Reed, Graduate Services Coordinator, at least a week before travel starts email@example.com.
Merle E. Simmons Research Award
is awarded to a continuing graduate student in our department who is pursuing the Ph.D. in colonial Latin America, Mexican literature, or more generally, Latin American literature. One ABD awardee will receive one semester research fellowship and will be released from teaching duties for that semester.
Deyermond Travel Fellowship
The Deyermond Travel Fellowship is awarded annually to support graduate student conference travel on topics related to Medieval Spanish literature and culture.
Hadassah R. Weiner Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant
provides pre-Dissertation travel research support for Ph.D. students who have defended their dissertation proposals and who have a research project related to Spain. Applications are May 1, 2020.
Graduate Exchange with University of Seville
Each year a graduate student will teach English-language courses at the Universidad de Sevilla at the direction of the Facultad de Filología Inglesa. Application materials are usually due in December or early in the Spring semester.
Graduate Research Assistantships
Each year, a handful of graduate students are selected to be a graduate research assistant (GRA) in lieu of teaching for a semester. Those GRAs collaborate with a specific faculty member to carry out research. GRAs receive a stipend as if they were teaching, and the collaborative experience is intended to advance the student’s professionalization.
Summer Research Fellowships (2019-2020)
This is a one-time initiative (2019-2020) for graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese to promote research and to address current inequalities in academic stipends.
Graduate School + College awards
In addition to these departmental awards, students from our department apply and receive many awards announced by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Graduate School, such as the Dissertation Year Fellowship, the Wells Fellowship, and the John Edwards Fellowship.
Foreign Language Area Study (FLAS) fellowships from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies are frequently won by students in the department. Students seeking potential sources of funding are encouraged to begin their search through the IU GradGrants Center.