Love Fellowship

The Dr. Joseph L. Love, Sr. and Virginia Ellis Love Fellowship


Thanks to the generous support of Professor Joseph Love (History-Emeritus), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition for this fellowship to graduate students working in Latin America.

WHO CAN APPLY: Any graduate student who is enrolled in a Ph.D. program and is already ABD or has pass their prelims or qualifying exams , from any department, from any nationality.

REQUIREMENTS: Research for at least minimum 4 weeks either on summer or during the academic year.

REPORT: Students should report the donors within a month of their return from Latin America. If the students are going to the field for the first time, they should participate in the Tinker workshop held in late October every year.

RESTRICTIONS:Grant money cannot be used for conference or course registration, or for intensive language workshops or field schools. The subject of investigation may be related to dissertation research

It is acceptable to use other grants in conjunction with this grant.

EVALUATION: The following criteria apply:

  • Scholarly excellence: The applicant must be a student of high academic standing making clear progress toward degree. Each applicant must supply a current transcript, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant's academic advisor.
  • Viability of research: A competitive proposal is one that demonstrates the following:

The research site chosen is suitable for the study, and that appropriate facilities or conditions for the proposed research exist there. The research problem is germane to historic, political, economic, sociocultural and/or ecological characteristics of the specific locale chosen. The research problem is relevant to current concerns in the applicant's field of study. The research methods proposed and the time allowed (normally four or more weeks) are adequate to achieve substantial progress, as demonstrated by a schedule of proposed activities. Technical competence: The applicant must demonstrate, through transcripts and/or letters of recommendation, a level of language competence adequate to the research task, and sufficient grounding in all other technical skills required in the proposed research.


  • Submit 1 PDF electronically to CLACS (clacs@illinois.edu)
  • Write in the subject Line: Love Fellowship
  • Deadline: MONDAY, MARCH 7th, 2016

Electronic Application Checklist: All Applications must include:

  • Application Cover Sheet 2016
  • Current Transcript (unofficial)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from the student's academic advisor sent by e-mail to Anna Maria Escobar (clacs@illinois.edu)
  • Research Proposal (3-5 double spaced, 12-pt font) to include:
    • Title Page (1 page) and abstract (max. 200 words)
    • Brief Project Narrative
    • Sketch of proposed work and/or work already completed
    • Description of research to be completed
    • Projection of research results and application in your field
    • Bibliography (max. 2 pages)
    • Budget (include full cost of travel & research costs), itinerary and timeline. Include an estimate of the least expensive round-trip travel fare. The fellowship will cover travel and a limited amount for other research related costs. The proposal should include a full and reasonable budget so that the student and the committee are aware of the full costs of the project. Include information from other funding sources
Deadline: Monday, March 7th, 2016


2016 the Dr. Joseph L. Love, Sr. and Virginia Ellis Love Fellowships to print.