.: Online Applications :.
Welcome to the Latin American Institute.

Before you submit an application, you will need to register an account. Follow the instructions below:

First time users: register for an account

Returning users: submit an application or view submitted applications
On this site, you may submit the following types of applications:
Faculty Research Grant - 2015 (for UCLA Faculty)
Application Period: 2/2/2015 - 4/17/2015
The Latin American Institute (LAI) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2015 UCLA Faculty Research Grants. Awards support UCLA professors conducting research on or off campus over the summer. These grants are not available to applicants who have received funds of an equal or larger amount from another source for the same project. Awards will be announced in May 2015 and funds will become available July 1st, 2015. They must be spent by June 30, 2016.

Required documents: Project Proposal, CV, and an itemized budget.

Faculty members who received a Faculty Research Grant for 2014-2015 are not eligible to apply for the 2015-2016 grant.
LAI Field Research Grants - 2015 (for UCLA Graduate Student)
Application Period: 2/2/2015 - 4/17/2015
These grants, administered by the UCLA Latin American Institute, are made possible thanks to the support of the Mellon Foundation. Grants are for research on any Latin American topic. Competition is open to graduate students from all disciplines and departments. It is expected that research supported by these grants will be completed prior to the start of Spring Quarter 2016.



Required Documents: Academic Transcript, Resume/CV, Project Proposal (two pages), Itemized Budget, and two letters of recommendations.
Library Research Grants - 2015 (for Other University/ Institution/ K-12 Teacher, Basic Account/Job Applicant)
Application Period: 2/2/2015 - 4/17/2015
Open to non-UCLA faculty and graduate students from institutions of higher learning with minimal access to substantial Latin American research resources.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, these grants are designed to allow researchers from other U.S. universities to use the vast resources of the Latin American collection at UCLA for a short-term. Awards of up to $1000 each will be made to cover lodging, transportation and meals. Grant recipients are expected to spend at least one week in Los Angeles. Upon completion of their stay, grant recipients are asked to provide receipts of all expenses for reimbursement; as well as a two page statement which summarizes their research findings and outlines how their work at UCLA enhanced their projects.

The UCLA Latin American Institute will award the grants based on the relevance of the proposal to the holdings of the UCLA libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and the qualifications of the applicant. Grant funds expire on August 14, 2015.


Applicants are required to submit a Research Proposal, CV, and a budget.