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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.

McNair Scholars Program

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.

Undergraduate Research Conference

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.

 University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) 

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.



For more information visit the following websites:

Education Abroad Center Programs

• Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico

Education Abroad Program (EAP)

• Cuban and Chicano/a Socio-Cultural Perspectives
• Argentina Language and Culture Program
• Oaxaca Latino/a Health Internship Program

UC Davis Quarter Abroad (UCDQA)

• Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

UC Davis Summer Abroad (UCDSA)

• 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 (

Chicana/o Studies (  

Spanish Language & Literature (


Undergraduate Research Journals

 Student Journal of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas Austin

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 Programs

Below is a short summary of possible opportunities, click on each link to learn more about each program:

San Diego State University- Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

California State University Los Angeles- Latin American Studies

Columbia University- Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Studies

George Washington University- Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (

New York University- Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Stanford University- Latin American Studies

University of California, Los Angeles-Latin American Studies (

University of California, San Diego-Latin American Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara- Latin American and Iberian Studies

University of Chicago- Latin American Studies

University of Michigan- Latin American and Caribbean Studies

University of Texas - Austin - Latin American Studies

Vanderbilt University - Latin American Studies


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BLUM CENTER for Developing Economies   With a focus on excellence, our mission is to engage UC Davis faculty and students in finding tangible, sustainable solutions to alleviating global poverty.



Charles Walker, Professor & Director:, 1279 Social Science & Humanities Building

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The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is an interdisciplinary group bringing together faculty and graduate students that focus on the study of transnational processes in the American Hemisphere.

Our Goal includes promoting research to challenge the boundaries of disciplinary specialization and culture area studies, exploring the connections throughout the social, cultural, and economic landscape of the Western Hemisphere from an array of perspective and redirecting and redefining the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint.

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Contact Us

Chuck Walker, Director Lynn Park, Program Coordinator 

Phone: 530-752-3046
Fax: 530-752-5655 

Undergraduate Advising

Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today! Be sure to select "Latin Amer & Hemispheric Std (Minor) (Economics, History, EAS)" 

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