Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships





Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar program 2014-15

Application Deadline: Monday April 21, 2014

The Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award provides individuals the opportunity to work as visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin or Spanish American collections in the country. Invited to apply are scholars (U.S. and international), junior faculty (U.S.) and graduate students (U.S.) who specialize in Latin America and Iberia. The award honors Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf, distinguished scholar of colonial Latin American history, and his extensive career in teaching, research, and service.

Recipients of the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award will work to promote scholarly use of the Latin American and Iberian collections, focusing on objectives with specific relevance to the UNM Library collections. Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research to faculty and students during their visit to UNM and to submit a brief report. LAII will assist awardees in identifying and networking with UNM scholars in relevant fields.

The LAII will make one long-term (minimum two months) award for $8,000.00 and at least one short-term (minimum two weeks) $2,000.00 awards to help defray travel and housing costs for Albuquerque, New Mexico. Proposed research may be conducted any time between June 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. The LAII's Operations Committee will award the grants based on the relevance of the proposal to the unique holdings of UNM University Libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant's scholarly qualifications.

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Fulbright Fellowships for Graduate Studies and Research Abroad

Awards provide travel and maintenance, and specific book or research allowances for study or research projects in over 100 nations. Level of required language training depends on the project or study plan and the country in question. For further information and application please contact the Fellowship and Assistantship Office, the Graduate School, 200 Gerberding Hall, Box 351240, University of Washington, phone: 206-543-7152.


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National Security Education Program
Graduate Fellowships, Academy for Educational Development. This is a graduate fellowship to support outstanding students who demonstrate high levels of academic performance and motivation to internationalize their education by developing expertise in languages, cultures, and world regions. Applicants must be US citizens and willing to enter a service agreement if awarded; must be in a graduate degree program. Contact: Fellowship and Assistantship Office, the Graduate School, 200 Gerberding Hall, Box 351240, University of Washington, phone: 206-543-7152
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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) 

Application Deadline in 2014: January 15, 2014 (2015 will be approximately the same date contingent upon funding)

Available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Receive tuition and a living stipend:
Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
Graduate/ Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend 

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

-Arabic –Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian –Bulgarian –Burmese -Canadian First Nations –Chinese –Czech –Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog –Finnish –French –German –Hebrew –Hindi -Indonesian/Malay –Italian –Japanese –Kazakh –Khmer –Korean –Latvian –Lithuanian –Norwegian –Persian –Polish –Portuguese –Russian –Slovenian –Spanish –Swahili –Swedish –Tajik –Thai –Turkish –Uighur –Urdu –Uzbek –Vietnamese 

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Dissertation Fieldwork Grants
Deadline: May 1 and November 1

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants are awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research. The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.

Applicants applying for a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant may also choose to be considered simultaneously for the Osmundsen Initiative.

Please note that the maximum amount of the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant has been changed. Dissertation Fieldwork Grants provide a maximum of US $20,000 and the Osmundsen Initiative supplement provides up to an additional $5,000 for a maximum grant of US $25,000. Grants are non-renewable.

Students must be enrolled in a doctoral program (or equivalent, if applying from outside the United States) at the time of application. Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply. There is no time limit on the duration of the grant, and funding may be requested to cover distinct research phases (for example, two summers) if this is part of the research design. Application deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Final decisions are made six months later.

Applicants must submit application materials using the Foundation's online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.


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Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Box 353650, 122 Thomson Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 685-3435
Advising: (206) 543-6001

Dr. Josť Antonio Lucero

Gai-Hoai Nguyen
Assistant Director

Dr. Linda Iltis
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Joni Marts
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Deb Raftus
LACS Librarian