The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami collects, preserves, provides access to, and supports research in primary and secondary sources of enduring historical, cultural, and artifactual value that relate to Cuba and the Cuban diaspora from the colonial period to the present. CHC serves as a center for knowledge preservation, creation, and dissemination for the Cuban diaspora, the scholarly community, and the broader public. In that spirit, the Collection aims to strengthen its position as a leading site for the promotion and discussion of research in Cuban Studies.

The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides assistance for supporting doctoral research at the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC). The goal of the Goizueta Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban and Cuban diaspora studies. Applicants with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Cuba and its diaspora, of any time period are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships

Pre-Prospectus Summer Fellowships grant one-month awards to doctoral students to determine how the Cuban Heritage Collection may serve their research needs as they prepare the dissertation prospectus/ research proposal. These are exploratory fellowships to determine if research resources in the CHC will support a dissertation. Fellowships of $3,000 will be granted for one month in residence between June 1 and August 31 of award year.

Graduate Research Fellowships

Research Fellowships will support doctoral candidates who wish to use the Cuban Heritage Collection as a primary resource for a dissertation. Doctoral candidates applying for these fellowships will have completed their course work and passed their qualifying examinations (ABD status). They will be prepared to pursue research based on an approved prospectus. Fellowships of $4,500 per month will be granted for periods of one to three consecutive months, depending on the range of materials the applicant wishes to consult and the centrality of CHC materials to her/his/their research. These fellowships will take place between June 1 of award year and May 31 of the following year.

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