Barrett Prize for the Best Dissertation on Latin America and the Caribbean

By UM Grad News

Barrett Prize for the Best Dissertation on Latin America and the Caribbean

By UM Grad News
Each year the Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas awards the Barrett Prize to the doctoral student with the best dissertation related to Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA) is pleased to offer the Barrett Prize, which is awarded to the doctoral student who has produced the best dissertation at the University of Miami in the past year on a topic related to any aspect of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The Barrett Prize carries an award amount of $1,500. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Eligibility

  • The dissertation must have been defended by present or former UM PhD student.
  • The dissertation must demonstrate substantial and innovative research on Latin America and the Caribbean in any field or discipline across the university.
  • The dissertation should have been successfully completed between May 10, 2018 and May 9, 2019. 
  • The selection committee reserves the right not to award a prize in a given year.

Applications should include:

  • A nominating letter from the student's dissertation advisor
  • A one-page summary of the dissertation
  • A complete doctoral dissertation

Full electronic application package must be sent in one single PDF file to mia@miami.edu with the following reference line “Barrett Prize Application.” Please have your advisor separately submit a letter to mia@miami.edu with the reference line “Barrett Prize Recommendation.”

For questions, please contact Dr. Sallie Hughes (shughes@miami.edu).