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CIPE Spanish and Latin American Term Time Fellowships: OLeary and Cepeda
Competition Type


Note: This application is run through the CIPE Term-Time Fellowships for Undergraduates Common Application

The CIPE Spanish and Latin American Term Time 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 Term Time 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

This fellowship supports independent projects, internships, and study abroad programs in Latin America during both the summer and the academic year. To apply for summer only projects or for projects which extend through summer and into term-time, apply via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application.

While study abroad programs in Latin America that are approved for Yale credit are preferred, proposals justifying the selection of a non-approved program are welcome. Please note that applicants interested receiving Yale credit for a non-approved study abroad program must petition the Yale College Study Abroad Committee.

Minimum duration: 8 weeks

For term-time, students conducting an independent project would need to take a Leave of Absence from the University.

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

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 Term Time Fellowships is one of the CIPE Yale College Term Time Fellowships and all applicants must apply using the CIPE Term Time Fellowships Common Application.

The CIPE Term Time Fellowships Common Application is only for those students who intend to carry out a term-time project only or a term-time project which is different from their proposed summer project.

If you intend to carry out a project which extends through the summer into term-time, you should apply via the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application. Such projects are only supported by the following fellowships and you will need to take a leave of absence from the university.
  • John O'Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America
  • Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship
  • Thomas C Barry Travel fellowship
  • Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship
Students who have applied to any of the above fellowships to support a summer activity may not apply to the same fellowship to support a term-time project.

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.

Students participating in certain
International Bulldogs Internship programs may be eligible to apply for this fellowship.

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 UnitedHealthcareGlobal 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 Summer Award and these other resources.

Links to Additional Information:

  1. CIPE Fellowship Policies
  2. Fellowship Programs, CIPE
  3. Yale University International Travel Policy

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Emma Rose at

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