Background: The American Latvian Association (ALA) Graduate Fellowship in Latvian American Studies was established in 2004 with a combined gift from the ALA, the Latvian Welfare Association, and the World Federation of Free Latvians. An additional major contribution was received in 2005 from the Diaspora Fund of the Republic of Latvia. Its objective is to further Latvian American history and related activities occurring in the IHRC.
The Fellowship may be used for graduate student support and travel to academic conferences related to Latvian American studies activity. The fellowships may be awarded more than once to the same student during her/his enrollment in the University. Departments in which graduate students are enrolled arrange individual financial assistance packages of varying terms and amounts, often applied to the second and third years of study, usually through research or teaching assistantships.
Eligibility: Both International and U.S. Citizen students are eligible. To be considered for this fellowship candidates must: