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CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships: OLeary Cepeda Summer
Competition Type


Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the CIPE Summer Common Application

The CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships include the John O'Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America, the Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship, and the Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship.

CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships - O'Leary and Cepeda Fellowship
  • Supports study-related travel and language study in Latin America
  • Activity must last at least 8 weeks, except in the case of study abroad programs of shorter duration
  • Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors

While study abroad programs in Latin America that are earning credit are preferred, proposals justifying the selection of a non-approved program are welcome. Please note that applicants interested in receiving credit for a program not on Yale's Designated list must submit a petition application to Yale Study Abroad by the relevant deadline.

Minimum duration: 8 weeks, unless the proposal is for a summer study abroad program of shorter duration.

Notice to students applying for funding to support language study, study abroad or Yale Summer Session courses:
Due to the volume of applications, the Spanish and Latin American fellowships are only able to offer up to $1500 to support language study, study abroad or Yale Summer Session courses.

Students on an approved semester or year-long study abroad program should meet with a study abroad adviser.

The O'Leary and Cepeda Fellowship accepts applications to support projects which take place in summer and extend into term-time. Applications for such projects should be submitted via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application. For projects which extend through the summer into term-time, students would need to take a Leave of Absence from the University.

The proposed project must be a full-time commitment and be the primary activity for the duration of the fellowship.

Criteria for selection include the proposal's validity, feasibility, and the applicant's academic and other preparation to undertake the proposed project or position.

Application Information:

The CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships are part of the CIPE Yale College Summer Fellowships.

The O'Leary and Cepeda Fellowship accepts applications to support projects which take place in summer and extend into term-time. Please apply for such projects via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application.

Please note: If you intend to carry out a project which extends into term-time, you will need to take a leave of absence from the university.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Interested applicants may schedule an appointment with a Fellowship Adviser; however, meeting with an adviser is not mandatory. Students interested in study abroad should make an appointment with a study abroad adviser.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

To satisfy the minimum duration requirements of the fellowship to which you are applying, your project must your sole activity, conducted without interruption, for the duration of the experience.

Please note that fellowship funds are meant to cover the costs of the proposed activity only. Budgets should not include compensation for lost income or funding towards the Student Income Contribution.

All interested applicants must review the Yale University International Travel Policy. Projects in specific countries within approved regions may not be eligible for funding based on current ISOS threat ratings, State Department Warnings, and the Yale University International Travel Policy.

Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed by an institutional review board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University requirements and any applicable regulations. Click here to see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the process and requirements.

Students applying to fellowships to support activities in or near their home towns may not be eligible to receive funding for certain budget items (e.g. housing). Please ask a fellowships adviser for more information.

International student applicants should inform the Office of International Students and Scholars of their plans to ensure they will be in compliance with the terms of their visa.

For other funding possibilities, please consider the International Study Award and these other resources.

Links to Additional Information:

CIPE Fellowship Policies
Fellowship Programs, CIPE
Yale University International Travel Policy
CIPE Summer Common Application

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Emma Rose at

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Current Year of Study
  • First-Year Student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
    Term of Award
    • Summer
    • Summer + Fall
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Study Abroad
      • Language Study
      • Internship/Work
      • Project
        Global Region or Country
        • Latin America and Caribbean
        • -- Anguilla (Caribbean)
        • -- Antigua and Barbuda (Caribbean)
        • -- Argentina (South America)
        • -- Aruba (Caribbean)
        • -- Bahamas (Caribbean)
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        • -- Belize (Central America)
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        • -- Brazil (South America)
        • -- British Virgin Islands (Caribbean)
        • -- Cayman Islands (Caribbean)
        • -- Chile (South America)
        • -- Colombia (South America)
        • -- Costa Rica (Central America)
        • -- Cuba (Caribbean)
        • -- Dominica (Caribbean)
        • -- Dominican Republic (Caribbean)
        • -- Ecuador (South America)
        • -- El Salvador (Central America)
        • -- Falkland Islands (South America)
        • -- French Guiana (South America)
        • -- Grenada (Caribbean)
        • -- Guadeloupe (Caribbean)
        • -- Guatemala (Central America)
        • -- Guyana (South America)
        • -- Haiti (Caribbean)
        • -- Honduras (Central America)
        • -- Jamaica (Caribbean)
        • -- Martinique (Caribbean)
        • -- Mexico (Mexico)
        • -- Montserrat (Caribbean)
        • -- Netherlands Antilles (Caribbean)
        • -- Nicaragua (Central America)
        • -- Panama (Central America)
        • -- Paraguay (South America)
        • -- Peru (South America)
        • -- Puerto Rico (Caribbean)
        • -- Saint Barthelemy (Caribbean)
        • -- Saint Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean)
        • -- Saint Lucia (Caribbean)
        • -- Saint Martin (Caribbean)
        • -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Caribbean)
        • -- Suriname (South America)
        • -- Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean)
        • -- Turks and Caicos Islands (Caribbean)
        • -- U.S. Virgin Islands (Caribbean)
        • -- Uruguay (South America)
        • -- Venezuela (South America)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/15/2023 9:00 PM