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Student Fellowships and Grants

The following are fellowships and grants that students may apply for through NYU. For external awards, please visit External Fellowships. To access the FAFSA form, a requirement for many fellowships for U.S. citizens and residents, click here.

Tinker Field Research Grants for Summer Travel

The Tinker Field Research Grant supports master's, doctoral and professional school students conducting preliminary fieldwork in Latin America or Iberia, providing them with the opportunity to establish professional and academic contacts, assess research sites, and refine their projects. MA candidates may research master's theses or Master's Projects; PhD students may carry out preliminary research for dissertations. Financial support covers international airfare and in-country expenses.
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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support graduate students who will study Brazilian Portuguese, Amerindian languages (Quechua/Quichua, Nahuatl) or another less commonly taught language as an integral part of an academic program. Academic year and summer FLAS fellowships are available.
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Graduate Student-initiated Conference Grant

Funded jointly by CLACS and the U.S. Department of Education (Title VI-NRC), this grant provides support for graduate student-led conferences, guest speakers, workshops, or other public events. Proposals for individual speakers, series or panels of speakers, workshops, or film screenings are allowable. Student-initiated grants are highly competitive and are contingent on available funds.

The topics must be related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Priority will be given to proposals that are interdisciplinary in scope. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other student colleagues when submitting proposals and organizing events. Events that are co-organized should allow for sharing of responsibilities, addressing different disciplinary perspectives and promoting wider audience participation.

For more information, please contact Jen Lewis, CLACS Assistant Director, at jal15[at]

CLACS Departmental Fellowship and MacCracken Fellowships

All students who apply for admission to the FALL semester no later than the February 1st deadline will be considered for these fellowships that fund all academic tuition charges and fees plus an academic year stipend of approximately $22,000.

NYU's Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is designed to support and train the next generation of change makers who will implement sustainable and scalable solutions to society's most intractable problems. Reflecting the notion that social entrepreneurship is a meta-profession that draws on the skills and methodologies from a wide variety of disciplines, this cross-university initiative encompasses all 14 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools at NYU. At the core of the program are highly competitive Graduate Fellowships. The program also brings significant social entrepreneurial resources and opportunities to the greater NYU community as a whole.

The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship is open to new students accepted for FALL enrollment to any full time two-year master’s program (with the exception of some executive programs) or law degree at NYU, or students that are currently enrolled in the schools of law, medicine or dentistry and will have two years remaining beginning September 2007. Successful applicants will receive up to $25,000 for each of two years of study.

Interested students apply to CLACS and indicate in their admissions statement their interest in the Reynolds Program. Upon admission to CLACS, applicants will be automatically considered for the Reynolds Fellowship. Students graduate with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship.
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Tuition Assistance Program

This program applies to New York State residents. Students receiving external awards of $13,000 or more from recognized, academic sources of funding outside of the University can apply for matching tuition points up to the amount of their outside award. For example, if a student is receiving $14,000 from a foundation, she or he can apply for up to $14,000 in tuition from the Graduate School. The maximum award amount is full tuition. Students are fully responsible for paying all registration, student services, and student health insurance fees.
Read more about NYU’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).