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In light of the devastation produced by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the University of Chicago announces a series of initiatives to support members of the academic and artistic communities of Puerto Rico who have been severely affected or displaced by the devastation. This initiative aims to provide relief to students, scholars, and artists by allowing them to continue their work at our institution on a temporary basis. The program provides a range of support, including tuition, room and board, and other expenses. This initiative is the result of a collaboration between several partners at the University, including the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the College, the Office of Admissions, Campus and Student Life, UChicago Arts, UChicagoGRAD, The Graham School, and the Office of the Provost. 

The University of Chicago-University of Puerto Rico Undergraduate Student Program invites third- and fourth-year undergraduate students pursuing degrees at the University of Puerto Rico to apply to enroll at UChicago for three months during Spring or Summer Quarters in anticipation that credits earned will be transferable back to your home institution. Preference will be given to students with a record of academic excellence, including those in honors, Mellon-Mays and STEM programs, as well as participants in the Leadership Alliance. The University of Chicago will provide tuition, room and board, health insurance, a small stipend, and roundtrip Puerto Rico-Chicago airfare. See information about taxes here.

Applications are due on February 6, 2018.

 

 
Application Requirements
  1. A statement of purpose (no more than 500 words) outlining your specific reasons for wanting to study at the University of Chicago and the role you plan to play in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico. 
  2. A personal statement (no more than 500 words) explaining the impact your participation in the program will have on your family and community. 
  3. An official transcript from the UPR. If your official transcript is not available, please submit an unofficial one
  4. A resume or curriculum vitae (no more than one page). 
  5. At least one letter of reference from a UPR or UChicago professor commenting on your academic ability and achievement. 
 
Apply through the online application portal here.
 

 

The University of Chicago-University of Puerto Rico Graduate Student Program invites students in graduate programs in Puerto Rico to continue their dissertation research at UChicago during the 2018 Spring Quarter (program dates April 1 - June 30) as a non-degree visiting student.  Those selected will partner with a member of UChicago’s faculty whose area of research has a similar focus to support their work over the Spring Quarter. Students will be provided a working space (either a carrel in the library or in a laboratory) and general library facilities. Candidates should be affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. The University of Chicago will provide tuition, room and board, health insurance, a small stipend, and roundtrip Puerto Rico-Chicago airfare.  See information about taxes here.

Applications are due on February 6, 2018.

 

Application Instructions

  1. Locate the University of Chicago graduate program that best matches your research or area of interest. Participating units include the Division of the Humanities, Division of the Social Sciences, Division of the Biological Sciences, Division of the Physical Sciences, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and the Harris School of Public Policy. If you need assistance identifying the appropriate host program, contact gradadmissions@uchicago.edu
  2. Visit the UChicagoGRAD Apply Page and click ‘Application’ under the unit to which you wish to apply.
  3. Select ‘First-time User’ to create an account in order to begin a new Application.
  4. Under application type, choose ‘Non-Degree Visiting Student’ from the dropdown menu.
  5. Each NDVS application varies slightly, but they will not prompt you to submit certain materials that are required for this particular program. To submit these materials, you will need to email them directly to gradadmissions@uchicago.edu with your full name and the reference number of your online application.
  6. The application will ask for the name and email of your confirmed faculty host. Please enter “Graduate Admissions” and gradadmissions@uchicago.edu in this space.
  7. With any questions or technical issues about the University of Chicago-University of Puerto Rico Graduate Student Program contact gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.

 

Application Requirements

Application requirements differ by University unit. The following are the application requirements for the University of Puerto Rico Graduate Student Program. Any material required for application to this program that cannot be submitted through the NDVS application should be submitted via email to gradadmissions@uchicago.edu with your full name and application reference number. These materials will be appended to your online application. See information about taxes here.

  1. A three-page description of the dissertation project indicating the nature of the resources to be used while at the University of Chicago.
  2. A one-page statement on your understanding of the role you may play in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico upon returning.
  3. An official transcript from UPR. If your official transcript is not available, please submit an unofficial one. 
  4. A letter of recommendation from the dissertation supervisor at your home institution (Your supervisor may email this to us directly at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu if they prefer.)
  5. Your curriculum vitae.

 

The University of Chicago-University of Puerto Rico Visiting Scholars Program invites professors at the University of Puerto Rico to apply for a faculty residency. Under this program, scholars whose research has been disrupted by the hurricanes can continue their work at UChicago during the Spring Quarter (program dates April 1 - June 30) or Summer Quarter (program dates June 1 - August 30). Those selected will be granted the status of visiting academic. Though not exclusive, the program will give priority to tenure-track faculty who can demonstrate how the program will support progress in their path towards promotion. The University of Chicago will provide a stipend to cover lodging, meals, health insurance, local transportation, and roundtrip airfare. See information about taxes here.

Applications are due on February 9, 2018.

 

Application Requirements:

  1. Program application (download application here).
  2. Recommendation letter from your department chair and/or dean.
  3. A three-page description of your research project, including an indication of the nature of the resources to be used while at the University of Chicago and specification of the faculty member with whom you wish to work (to start, you may want to review the list of Race Center faculty affiliates here).
  4. Your full curriculum vitae.
  5. One-page statement on your understanding of the role you may play in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico upon your return, especially with regard to the future of your academic institution. 

Return the completed program application and all listed application materials to UPRFaculty@uchicago.edu.


 

The University of Chicago-University of Puerto Rico Artist-in-Residence Program allows two artists from Puerto Rico whose work has been disrupted by the hurricanes to continue their work at the University of Chicago during a three-month period to take place from May to July 2018. These artists will be hosted through the current Arts and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture artist-in-residence program. Programmatic partners include the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Smart Museum, the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and the Renaissance Society.  Artists must be nominated in order to apply. A cohort of Chicago-based Puerto Rican arts + culture and social justice organizations as well as organizations in Puerto Rico are responsible for the nominations.  The University of Chicago will provide funding for lodging, meals, work space, and roundtrip air fare.  See information about taxes here.