Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (PUF) encourages UC Davis undergraduates to carry out an independent research or creative project under the guidance of a UC Davis faculty member. Funding is made available to meet direct costs associated with projects.
UC DAVIS EAC Study Abroad Award allows all students enrolled in a UC Davis Quarter Abroad program the opportunity to apply. Awards will be granted in amounts of $1,000. Please check their website regularly for updates on their deadlines.
The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) offers undergraduate research awards annually in each of three disciplinary areas: the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and engineering. Each award consists of a $1,000 stipend. distinguished themselves through their excellence in research conducted while abroad on EAP and to encourage other students to become involved in research efforts abroad.
Duttenhaver Scholars Program makes awards available for EAP students who will participate in a year-long EAP program. EAP and the donor, Linda Duttenhaver, value the benefits that come with a year-long program and want to encourage and assist students who are considering this option. This year more than 30 awards of $5,000 will be disbursed based on academic performance and financial need. Applicants must have a passion for studying abroad and a willingness to embrace and learn from the host country's customs, language, and culture.
Boren Awards winners receive up to $20,000 to study abroad within specified countries and to study language. Winners receive up to $8,000 for a summer study abroad, $10,000 for a semester outside of summer, and $20,000 for a full year study abroad program.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund was founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
MURALS Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters, and Science (MURALS) is a pre-graduate opportunity program designed to enrich the research experience of students situationally disadvantaged in their access to graduate school. Initiated in the spring of 1988, under the sponsorship of the Office of Student Affairs and the academic leadership of the College of Letters and Science, MURALS was initially established to address the needs of students who were majoring in programs within the humanities and the social sciences. Now MURALS includes students from all academic disciplines, including mathematics, the biological and physical sciences.
The UC Davis McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program funded by TRIO and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to encourage students from groups often underrepresented in graduate programs to pursue doctoral degrees. About 20 UC Davis undergraduates and incoming transfer students are selected each year to participate in academic year and summer activities.
UC Davis undergraduates in all academic fields are invited to submit an abstract and registration information to participate in the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference. Research projects must have been conducted under the supervision of a faculty member or professional in the field. The conference is designed to acquaint undergraduates with the process and academic rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner.
The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), established in 1980, is an academic research institute dedicated to encouraging, securing, and contributing to binational and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges. Our main focus is to contribute substantially to improving binational scholarly understanding and providing positive contributions to society in both Mexico and the United States, particularly in the graduate and professional areas.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA
For more information visit the following websites:
• Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico
• Cuban and Chicano/a Socio-Cultural Perspectives
• Argentina Language and Culture Program
• Oaxaca Latino/a Health Internship Program
• Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
• University Studies Abroad Consortium: Chile and Costa Rica
• ISA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Costa Rica, and Peru
To learn about undergraduate opportunities to do research abroad click here.
Peter J. Shields Library Subject Areas
Latin American Studies (http://guides.lib.ucdavis.edu/content.php?pid=502058)
Chicana/o Studies (http://guides.lib.ucdavis.edu/CHICANA/O_STUDIES)
Spanish Language & Literature (http://guides.lib.ucdavis.edu/span_port)
Undergraduate Research Journals
The Student Journal of Latin American Studies is a student-run journal that publishes student’s articles of original research on all topics related to Latin America.
The Hemispheric Review
The International Student Journal for Latin American Affairs and Policy
Latin American Graduate Study ProgramsBelow is a short summary of possible opportunities, click on each link to learn more about each program:
George Washington University- Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (https://www.gwu.edu/graduate-programs/latin-american-and-hemispheric-studies)
University of California, Los Angeles-Latin American Studies (https://grad.ucla.edu/gasaa/majors/laam.html)
More Student Opportunities
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