Worcester State University
Latino Education Institute


Research & Policy Initiatives

The Latino Education Institute will select up to three individuals to serve as Research Fellows each year. The Research Fellowship Program provides support for scholarly projects focusing on Latinos in Massachusetts, with an emphasis on central Massachusetts. Although proposals may deal with a wide array of topics, the Institute is especially interested in research that focuses upon education. 

Faculty, graduate students, and other scholars are eligible to apply. Graduate students must submit proposals in conjunction with a faculty member. Awards will be up to $4,000 depending upon merit and project needs. Research Fellows are expected to provide an article-length scholarly manuscript or published piece that can be evaluated for publication by the Institute as an original work or reprint. Fellows must attend up to two meetings during the calendar year to discuss their projects. In addition, fellows are required to give a talk on their research at an Institute-sponsored event.

Applicants must submit the following:

1.     A brief description (three pages maximum) of the proposed research. This should include discussion of the project’s importance, the current state of the applicant’s research on the proposed topic, and the scholarly product expected;

2.     A copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vita; and

3.     A short statement indicating the amount of financial support requested and how it will be spent.

Three copies of the application materials should be sent to the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University and postmarked or e-mailed  (maryjo.marion@worcester.edu).  Projects are selected twice a year. The deadlines for submitting information are January 15 and July 1.

Questions may be directed to:

Mary Jo Marion
Director of the Latino Education Institute
Tel: 508-798-6507

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  Worcester Public Schools
  American Council on Education
  Mass Afterschool Partnership

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