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The Carolina Latinx Center is excited to embark on a new program specifically for our graduate student scholars. The goal of the Latinx Research Initiative is to provide a space for our budding researchers to present their work to a captive audience and receive direct feedback from faculty. We hope this will begin to build a bigger ecosystem of support for our students to meet their academic goals inside and outside of the university.


  • Must be a current UNC graduate student
  • Prepare a 25-35 minute presentation on the research topic of choice, all fields and majors invited to participate
  • Must have submitted an application for selection, including naming 2-3 faculty members they wish to be in attendance


  • If selected, you will be invited to present at the Carolina Latinx Center, open to all to attend
  • Will receive direct feedback from faculty in the field, as well as from attendees outside of their field/major
  • Automatic entry into the running for the Innovation Carolina Latinx Center Award (recognizes a person who has generated new scholarship to help in approaching a problem or develop new insights and research within their field)
    • If selected for the award, you will be given a financial grant to continue your research

Submit Your Application Today!

Submission Timeline:

If you’re interested in being considered please submit your application by the following deadlines:

  • January 23rd, 2023 at 8:00 am for consideration for the February presentation
  • February 10th, 2023 at 5:00 pm for consideration for the March presentation
  • March 10th, 2023 at 5:00 pm for consideration for the April presentation

Presentation Days:

If you would like to attend our presentation days please save the following dates at the Sala of the Carolina Latinx Center (Abernethy Hall, 131 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, NC)

  • February 2nd, 2023
  • March 2nd, 2023
  • April 6th, 2023