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Funding – RESI Cantu Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship 

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) supports research and scholarship across all academic disciplines that centers the study of race and ethnicity. Fellows associated with the institute are encouraged to design projects that contribute to the salience of race and ethnicity in culture, public policy, and public discourse across multiple audience levels. The ultimate outcome is to enhance the fellows research ability while broadening the overall understanding of race and ethnicity. 

RESI Cantu Graduate Fellowship 

The Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) in partnership with the Carlos H. Cantu Endowment and Scholarship Fund bring the RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellowship. This year-long fellowship is 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. The fellowship award total is $10,000 and can be used for: technology and equipment, archival trips, conference fees, books and other print materials, University tuition and fees, and other related research expenses. 

Eligibility Requirements: Students of any discipline are welcome to apply. Their research interests must converge with the missions of RESI and the Cantu Endowment. Additionally, their work should contribute to the expansion of research in the fields of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and/or Latinx studies. They must be a current Texas A&M University Ph.D. level student. Fellows must live in the College Station/Bryan, Texas area during the year of their fellowships. Past fellows are eligible to apply and may receive the RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellowship more than once. 

Responsibilities: RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellows work in collaboration with Dr. Felipe Hinojosa and Dr. Troy Harden on projects related to the Cantu Endowment and RESI. In particular, Fellows are expected to oversee the logistics of 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 Cantu and RESI speakers and staff, and the like. This work gives Fellows the opportunity to work one-on-one with some of the leading scholars in Latinx studies, building connections that can extend far beyond their Fellowship year. 

Finances: RESI-Cantu Graduate Fellows are awarded $10,000 to be disbursed between October 1st  and May 30th of their Fellowship year. All funds must be used for research related expenses and are disbursed through the TAMU Race & Ethnic Studies Institute/Sociology department business office. All travel expenses must be submitted through CONCUR for pre-approval. 

Submission Instructions: Complete the application form below and attach the required documents. If you are having trouble viewing or submitting your application, you may submit materials via email to We recommend that applicants save their responses to the application questions on a word document prior to pasting them into our form for submission. 

Application Due By: 2021-2022 Cycle Closed 

Applicants will be notified about decisions regarding the fellowship three to four weeks after the application deadline. 

RESI Cantu Graduate Fellowship Application

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