FUNDING FOR 2014-15 GRANTS IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

The UC-CUBA Academic Initiative will award up to ten $1,200 grants for the 2011-2012 academic year to University of California Ph.D. students conducting Cuba-related research, including travel, in any field. Two of the grants will be earmarked for health-related research. Applications will be considered for both initial research explorations and for developing/completing advanced projects.

Interested applicants should submit a brief (2 page maximum) statement that outlines the project and explains how it fits into their course of study, accompanied by a budget, a short CV, and a letter evaluating the project from the applicant's advisor. Individuals who received awards in 2010-2011 are not eligible for this cycle of awards.**

**Health professional students in non-PhD programs are also eligible to apply for the health-specific grants, though preference for these grants will be given to projects with potential for publication or longer term engagement.

 

Mini-Grants Past Recipients

 

2012

Shane Collins
Global Health
UC San Francisco

Hanna Garth
Anthropology
UCLA

Andrew Gomez
History
UCLA

Kati Greaney
Visual Arts
UC Santa Cruz

Rebecca Herman
History
UC Berkeley

Teishan Latner
History
UC Irvine

Dana Linda
Comparative Literature
UCLA

Teresa Sanchez
Ethnomusicology
UC Riverside

James Schrader
History
UC San Diego

Milda Zilinskaite
Literature
UC San Diego

2011

Bethany Beyer
Spanish
UCLA

Sarah Chenault
Latin American Studies
UCLA

Jon Dettman
Spanish
UC Davis

Jamie Fudacz
Spanish
UCLA

Antonio Guzmán
Sociology
UCLA

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Geography
UC Berkeley

Kendra Johnson
Medical Student
UC San Francisco

Iyabo Kwayana
MFA Candidate
UCLA

Gabriela Santizo
Literature
UC San Diego

Alexander Zevin
History
UCLA

2010

Alissa Bernstein
Anthropology
UC Berkeley

Anita Casavantes-Bradford
History
UC San Diego

Colin Closek
Quantitative and Systems Biology
UC Merced

Hanna Garth
Anthropology
UCLA

Dan Rood
History
UC Irvine

Nadia Sanko
Spanish
UCLA

Carrie Viarnes
Art History
UCLA

Selene Zander
Spanish
UC Berkeley

2009

Rebecca Bodenheimer
Ethnomusicology
UC Berkeley

Valerie Dickerson
Music
UC Los Angeles

Adanna Jones
Dance
UC Riveside

Seth Kauppinen
Biology
UC Berkeley

M. Kone
Political Science
UC Los Angeles

Tom McEnaney
Comparative Literature
UC Berkeley

Rachel Neff
Hispanic Studies
UC Riverside

Ayesha Nibbe
Anthropology
UC Davis

Gabriela Santizo
Literature
UC San Diego

Kristina Shull
History
UC Irvine

Allen Young
Spanish
UC Berkeley

2008

Virginia Benitez
Comparative Literature
UC Santa Cruz

Hanna Garth
Anthropology
UC Los Angeles

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Geography
UC Berkeley

Henry Lovejoy
History
UC Los Angeles

Lindsay Puente
Comparative Literature
UC Irvine

David Rice
Communications
UC San Diego

Susana Rodriguez
Comparative Literature
UC Los Angeles

Beth Rosenbloom
Art History
UC Los Angeles

2007

Rebecca Bodenheimer
Ethnomusicology
UC Berkeley

Ivette Gómez
Spanish
UC Irvine

Monika Gosin
Ethnic Studies
UC San Diego

Nadia Sophia Sanko
Spanish
UC Los Angeles

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