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The Peter T. Johnson Fund for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

THE PETER T. JOHNSON FUND FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES

Application deadline: Tuesday April 30, 2019 -5:00 pm

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History

The Peter T. Johnson Endowed Fund in Latin America and Caribbean Studies was established December 5, 2016 to provide broad-based direct financial support to undergraduate students affiliated with the University of Washington’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies program in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.  The funds will support undergraduate students with research, travel and/or other costs related to attending scholarly or professional conference to present research findings. Awards will range from $500 to $1,000.

Eligibility

  • The Peter T. Johnson Fund for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is open to undergraduate students registered at the University of Washington in any Latin America and Caribbean related courses, with priority given to LACS majors or minors.
  • The funds will be used to support costs related to travel, research and scholarly or  conference presentations related to Latin America and/or the Caribbean

Submission and Selection Process  

Applicants will be asked to submit via Google Forms the following materials:

1) Unofficial transcript

2) Most current CV

3) Statement of Purpose – (500 words maximum). This is a brief statement describing the activity being funded and its significance for advancing student’s academic and/or professional goals.

4) A letter of reference emailed directly to lasuw@uw.edu. The letter should preferably be from a UW instructor, but letters from other sources will also be accepted.

A selection committee comprised of the LACS chair, a LACS faculty member, and a LACS student will select the Peter T. Johnson Fund awardees. The committee will base their decision on the scholarly merit, feasibility, and fit of the project with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program’s mission. The committee will determine the number of awardees and the amount of individual awards.

Questions?  Please contact lasuw@uw.edu.

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