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Funding – RESI Cantu Graduate Fellowship


RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellowship

The Race & Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) and the Carlos H. Cantu Endowment and Scholarship Fund are partnering to offer a fellowship opportunity for current Texas A&M University doctoral students.

The RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellowship is a year-long fellowship awarded annually to one Ph.D. level student at Texas A&M University whose research contributes to the analyses of race and ethnicity, including the intersection of sexuality, gender, or ability. Each Fellow is awarded $10,000 that can be used for:

  • Technology and Equipment*
  • Archival Trips
  • Conference Fees
  • Purchasing of Books and other Print Materials
  • University Tuition and Fees
  • Other related research expenses


As part of the Fellowship, students are expected to collaborate with Dr. Troy Harden and Dr. Felipe Hinojosa in work related to RESI and the Cantu Endowment including but not limited to helping coordinate the RESI Colloquium Series and/or the Latinx Lecture Series.

Please see application instructions below. All applications are due on November 11th, 2022. Students will be notified about the Fellowship on or around November 17th, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements:

Application to the RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellowship is available to any Texas A&M University Ph.D. level student at any year of their program. The research interests of potential fellows must converge with the missions of RESI and the Cantu Endowment and contribute to the field of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender and/or Latinx studies. Selected Fellows must live in College Station during the year of their fellowship. Students are welcome to apply to, and may receive, the RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellowship more than once.


RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellows work in collaboration with Dr. Troy Harden and Dr. Felipe Hinojosa on projects related to RESI and/or the Cantu Endowment. In particular, Fellows are expected to oversee the logistics of either the RESI Colloquium Series or the Latinx Lecture Series. These responsibilities amount to an average of five (5) hours of work per week and may include contacting speakers, finalizing travel schedules, enjoying meals together with speakers and staff, and the like. This work gives Fellows the opportunity to work one-on-one with some of the leading scholars in Race & Ethnic studies, including, but not limited to Latinx studies, Africana studies, Asian studies and Anti-racism, building connections that can extend far beyond their Fellowship year.


RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellows are awarded $10,000 to be disbursed between November 1st and August 15th of their Fellowship year. All funds must be used for research related expenses and are disbursed through the TAMU RESI/Sociology department business office. All travel expenses must be submitted through CONCUR for pre-approval.


Applications are due annually on November 11th, 2022. Notification to applicants is sent on or around November 17th, 2022. Please apply online via the link provided or the RESI website. There you will be asked to submit the following, listed here for your review before submitting online.

Contact Information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Telephone Number
  • Department
  • TAMU Mail Stop
  • Address

Application Questions

  1. Describe your research project and expected outcomes at the end of the fellowship period. Include research aims, methods, sources, and contributions to RESI and/or Latinx studies and/or analyses of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender. (500 words, maximum).
  2. How would the RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellowship advance your own research? (300 words, maximum)

Additional Information

  • Please submit a CV as part of your application.

*Any technology/equipment purchased will be considered property of Texas A&M University, and users will be responsible for any restrictions and requirements of the University.

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