We offer several annual awards and grants to recognize and support outstanding research.
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.
Departmental Travel Grants
provide funding for Ph.D. students presenting work at conferences.
Merle E. Simmons Travel Fellowship for Research on Latin America Literature
is awarded to a continuing graduate student in our department who is pursuing the Ph.D. in Latin American literature and who will use the funds for a research trip to Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Spain or Portugal.
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.
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.