The Center sponsors annual competitors for graduate students researching master’s theses, dissertations, or capstone projects on a topic in Latino or Latin American Studies. Application guidelines, funding levels, and deadlines are announced annually early in the spring term.
Research Grants, fiscal years, 2013 and 2014
Eligibility for these awards is limited to faculty associates of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, and graduate students in Latino or Latin American Studies who require funds to research masters’ theses, dissertations, or capstone research projects.
Please observe that award periods have been modified from previous years because of the need for more time to process paperwork on campus.
We are also accepting applications for two to three supplemental graduate student research grants for fiscal year 2013. The amount of the award will be $1,500 or less, and will be limited to reimbursement for air fare only. As with the faculty grants, award winners should submit original receipts for reimbursement immediately after purchasing their airline tickets, but no later than May 15, 2013. The receipt must contain proof of credit card payment in the award winner’s name.
We are also accepting applications for two graduate student research grants for fiscal year 2014, pending receipt of next year’s budget. Each award will be $2,500 or less. These funds must be used to cover research related expenses, such as travel, lodging, and food, and are subject to university accounting rules and regulations. As with the faculty awards, original receipts must be presented for reimbursement, and only those expenses incurred during the award period will be honored. The deadline for submission of all receipts and supporting material is May 22, 2014.
Faculty associates are asked to bring the graduate student research awards to the attention of qualified graduate students in their departments. The Center does not have a master mailing list for graduate students studying Latino or Latin American Studies, and we depend on you to get the word out. Both faculty and students can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have questions about eligibility and process.
Proposals for both faculty and graduate students must follow the guidelines described below, and they are due in the Center by March 19, 2013. Applications will be ranked by the Center’s elected Advisory Committee, and award winners will be announced in April, 2013. Proposals must be typed and double-spaced and submitted electronically to email@example.com . Applications must also include a current curriculum vita, a detailed budget, and an itinerary. In describing your project, please follow these guidelines:
Explain clearly in an essay of not more than 1,000 words, what you plan to do and why, making clear the relevance of the research to your professional development and the significance of the project within your field of scholarship. Give a brief summary of progress already made on the research project. If your project is part of a cooperative undertaking, please explain the relationships. Also include information on any publication arrangements that have already been made.
Be as specific as possible, while at the same time, bearing in mind that the selection committee is multi-disciplinary, composed of scholars who are not necessarily specialists in your own field. It is requested that you avoid an outline format and that you adhere strictly to the 1,000 word limit. If it is vital to your research statement, you may add a bibliography of not more than two pages. Please be sure that your name is in the upper right corner of each page, and that the pages are numbered consecutively. Please head your research statement with a brief, descriptive title.
Grant winners must submit a report of no less than 1,000 words detailing the outcome of their research agenda within six weeks of their return from the field. Grant winners must also acknowledge support received from the Center in future publications, and be willing to discuss their work with faculty associates in a seminar format.Current proposal deadline: March 19, 2013.