Hispanic Studies PhD Requirements

7. General Expectations

Conferences: Conferences are an important opportunity for beginning research projects, drafting ideas, and writing with an eye towards publication. At conferences, students have the opportunity to receive feedback, share ideas, meet, and network with other students and colleagues. Students should continuously apply for and participate in a variety of conferences. Some funding is available to each student through the department.


Events: Our program is an intellectual community committed to unique and innovative approaches to Hispanic Studies. Throughout the year, students and faculty work hard to organize numerous events, such as guest speakers, conferences, performance, publications, debates, etc. It is the expectation of the department that all students will attend the majority of the events organized by and for the department.


Funding: Throughout the year, the university will communicate different granting opportunities, typically via email. All students are expected to apply for applicable funding opportunities, continuously and at all levels and stages of their program.  


Students are encouraged to start applications early and to consult with faculty on project and grant proposals. For English and Writing Support, please visit the Student Development Center’s Writing Support Center: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/writing/