Application Period: 3/22/2014 - 6/1/2014
Note: Conference Grant Award is contingent upon renewed funding from the US Department of Education Title VI program.
Open to UCLA faculty. The Latin American Institute (LAI) will provide up to $10,000 in support of a conference on a Latin American topic. Funding may be used to cover foreign and domestic travel, accommodations and honoraria for participants and other conference-related expenses (e.g., room reservation fees, photocopying/printing expenses, rental of audio-visual and presentation equipment rental, etc.). Grant funds may not be used for entertainment (including luncheons or dinners), salaries, equipment, or publication costs.
The LAI will administer the funds and will provide administrative support for conference coordination. The conference must take place during the 2013-2014 academic year at UCLA and be free and open to the public. Allocated funds must be expended by June 30, 2014.
Preference will be given to interdisciplinary proposals that include more than one Latin American country. Collaborative proposals submitted by two or more faculty members are welcome.
Applications must include a description of the proposed conference (not to exceed 800 words) which outlines the following: main objectives; the expected contribution to Latin American scholarship; the potential local, national, and international impact; the method of dissemination of the papers presented; a tentative program and a list of planned speakers; an abridged CV for each principal organizer; and an itemized budget.
Application Period: 3/22/2014 - 5/17/2014
The Latin American Institute (LAI) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2014 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 June 2014 and funds will become available July 1st, 2014. They must be spent by June 30, 2015.
Required documents: Project Proposal, CV, and an itemized budget.
Faculty members who received a Faculty Research Grant for 2013-2014 are not eligible to apply for the 2014-2015 grant.
Application Period: 3/22/2014 - 4/19/2014
These grants, administered by the UCLA Latin American Institute, are made possible thanks to the support of the Mellon Foundation and the Faucett Family 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 2015.
Required Documents: Academic Transcript, Resume/CV, Project Proposal (two pages), Itemized Budget, and two letters of recommendations.
Application Period: 3/22/2014 - 4/22/2014
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, 2014.
Applicants are required to submit a Research Proposal, CV, and a budget.
Application Period: 3/22/2014 - 5/17/2014
Note: Working Group Grants are contingent upon renewed funding from the US Department of Education Title VI program.
The Latin American Institute (LAI) will fund working groups composed of UCLA faculty and/or graduate students focusing on Latin American topics.
Applications from across the disciplines are welcome. Funds may be used to invite speakers to campus, to host small symposia or to plan meetings. Each funded group is eligible to receive up to $5,000 based on the merit and proposed budget of the program. Funds must be used by June 30th, 2015.
Applications must include:
1.) A one-page description of the working group’s focus
2.) A list of participants
3.) An outline of proposed activities
4.) A budget
Preference will be given to interdisciplinary proposals that include more than one Latin American country and that have the potential to result in extramural funding proposals.
All funds must be used by the end of Spring quarter, 2015.
Applications for renewal of current funding must include a full report of activities undertaken during the current funding period.