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PLEASE READ: GUIDELINES FOR USING (All LASP Online Funding Apps*)

These guidelines are meant to help you avoid user-caused issues with our funding Apps.

Following these these basic guidelines will help ensure a successful online process:

  • access the funding application from a PC desktop computer (not a mobile device/tablet or smart phone)
  • use a Chrome or Firefox browser in the most current version available
  • read and carefully follow the instructions in the online application form
  • if an applicant wishes to list a faculty member as a recommender, she/he should first ask the recommender if they can name them and supply their email address in the online system before doing so (to prevent auto-email messages from being sent to an unsuspecting person), and then be very careful to be accurate in entering the recommender's email address in the online application

*The Lourdes Beneria Award is currently using a manual application form. Please click the award title below to go to the award's page and download the PDF application form.

Note about using online forms: Sometimes technical problems happen due to poor internet connections (location does not matter -- this can occur both within the United States and across the world); in these situations, it is best to wait and try again later when the connection seems stronger.

UG COURSE EXTENSION TRAVEL STIPEND--CLOSED FOR WINTER COURSE EXTENSIONS
Course Extension Stipends for Undergraduates

Thanks to financial support from the US Department of Education, the Latin American Studies Program has funds For those who are participating in courses going to Latin America and the Caribbean. We request that you apply for both our funding and the OCOF (Off-Campus Opportunity Fund.

Link: Undergraduate Course Travel Stipend

When you click the link, then log-in with your Cornell NetID and select the UG Course Extension Travel Stipend.

The funding for these stipend awards are made possible from a Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) grant to the Cornell University Latin American Studies Program from the United States Department of Education. These will be available in AY 2019-20 and AY 2020-2021 for trips taken during the winter break or spring break.

Want to go back after your winter break experience in the summer, LASP also has funding available for those wishing to do Senior Thesis research in Latin America or the Caribbean (LAC) or for Internships in LAC, this application can obtained by writing the LASP Program Manager, at lasp@cornell.edu.

 

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

SPRING 2020 Courses, including one that goes to Chile during Spring Break!

UG INTERNSHIPS OR SENIOR THESIS RESEARCH PROJECT IN LATIN AMERICA OR THE CARIBBEAN
Ecuador Internship

If you have an internship opportunity that you are exploring or if you are a rising senior who is interested in doing field work in Latin America or the Caribbean for your undergraduate senior thesis, and have discussed it with your advisor, come and talk to us about options for funding. Summer internships related to LASP-supported field courses in Honduras or Chile are especially encouraged. 

Contact the LASP Program Manager at lasp@cornell.edu or by calling 255-3345 for an appointment. We have some suggestions for internships in Ecuador depending upon your language ability and interests.

The funding for these stipend awards are made possible from a Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) grant to the Cornell University Latin American Studies Program from the United States Department of Education.

 

DEADLINES:

WINTER BREAK INTERNSHIP-CLOSED

apply by Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP-OPEN

apply by Monday, February 17, 2020

LOURDES BENERÍA AWARD (Gender and/or Planning in Latin America or the Caribbean)
Lourdes Beneria

The Lourdes Benería Award for summer field research in Latin America or the Caribbean was established in AY 2018-2019 and is managed by the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. The Award is for travel and field expenses directly related to dissertation or project paper research, not conference travel, not for air fare, by Cornell University students doing research in Latin America or the Caribbean. Recipients must be enrolled (full-time or In Absentia) in a graduate (MA/MS, MFA, MPH, MRP, MPS, DMS, JSD or PhD) degree program and be registered at the time of the award. This application is not yet available online, click Here for more information and to download a copy of the ap

Ffunding for these Graduate Summer Research stipend awards are made possible by endowed funding Lourdes Benerisa, for which the Latin American Studies Program and the beneficiary stuents are extremely grateful. 

The competition for Summer 2020 will open on October 1, 2019.

Application deadline for the Summer 2020 Competition is: February 17, 2020.  Send the application at anytime from October 1st to February 17th to lasp@cornell.edu and put in the Subject line: "Lourdes Benería  Award Applic"

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The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) strives to help graduate students recieve funding for research and travel that enhance their study of Latin American and Caribbean culture. Among these funding opportunities are the LASP AY 2018-19 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant and the LASP Graduate Student Summer Research Grant (does not include air fare). For the cost of air fare to do summer research abroad, we encourage graduate students to check the Mario Einaudi Center Website for the International Research Travel Grants. Students should note “Latin American Studies Program (LASP)” as the Primary Program on the application.

Undergraduate and Graduate students, as applicable, may apply for The Fulbright & Fulbright Hays Fellowship, and have the opportunity to have LASP co-sponsor an event.

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LASP se esfuerza para ayudar a los estudiantes para recibir ayuda financiera para proyectos de invesitgación y viajes para enriquecer sus estudios sobre Latinoamérica. Entre estas oportunidades financieras ofrecidas por LASP se encuentran la Beca de Viajes a Conferencias Academicas para estudiantes de posgrado, la Beca de Investigación para estudiantes de posgrado en el Verano (no incluye pasajes aereos) y la Beca de Estudios de Idioma Intensivos en el Verano. Para saber mas sobre el costo de boletos aereos para realizar trabajo de investigación en el extranjero, verifiquen el sitio web de Mario Einaudi Center para más oportunidades financieras, tenga en cuenta que el "Programa de Estudios de América Latina (LASP)" como el programa principal de la aplicación.

Estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado pueden aplicar tambien para las becas Fulbright y Fulbright Hays, y tambien pueden aplicar para co-organizar eventos con LASP.

 

LASP Graduate Student Conference Grants   Current Status: OPEN for Round 2--for conferences held between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020

LASP offers conference grants up to $500 to fund travel to graduate students to present at conferences. Students should be presenting  or presenting a poster display at the conference and the conference should be focused on Latin America and/or the Caribbean. An award may only be granted once per funding cycle year (October-September) and only after graduate student applies for funding from their department and/or Graduate School.

Concurrent with submitting your LASP Graduate Student Conference Grant application to an elevated risk country (if conference is overseas, see the State Department's list) you are also required to submit a request to ITART to travel to that particular country.  In the event that you receive Einaudi travel grant funds, the award will not be released until you complete the ITART application process. If your proposal includes travel to an elevated risk country, you are strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan for your project in the event that your ITART application is denied, or if the country to which you are travelling should become an elevated risk country subsequent to receiving your travel grant.   

Application Process: Apply Online at: http://fundingapp.einaudi.cornell.edu/ You may be asked to provide an invitation letter to the conference later in the process.

Round 1 application opens:  August 15, 2019--CLOSED

Round 1 Deadline closes:  September 14, 2019 for conferences held between October 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

 

Round 2 application opens:  November 1, 2019--OPEN!

Round 2 Deadline closes:  February 17, 2020 for conferences held between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.

 

 

Decisions by:

Round #1 -- September 30, 2019-CLOSED

Round #2 -- March 1, 2020

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LASP Becas para Conferencias para Estudiantes de Posgrado     Situación actual: ABIERA Ronda 2

LASP ofrece becas de hasta $500 para financiar los viajes de estudiantes de posgrado para presentar en diferentes conferencias. Los estudiantes deben realizar una presentación o presentar un póster en la conferencia con enfoque en América Latina y/o el Caribe. La beca solo puede otorgarse una vez por cada ciclo anual de financiamiento (octubre-septiembre) y únicamente después de que el estudiante haya solicitado fondos de su departamento y/o escuela de posgrado.

Al mismo tiempo de la entrega de la solicitud de la Beca para la Conferencia para Estudiantes de Posgrado LASP a un país de alto riesgo (si la conferencia es en el extranjero, consulte la lista del Departamento de Estado), también se debe enviar una solicitud a ITART para viajar a ese país en particular. En caso de que el estudiante reciba fondos de la beca de viaje de Einaudi, el premio no se otorgará hasta que complete el proceso de aplicación de ITART. Si la propuesta del estudiante incluye viajar a un país de alto riesgo, le recomendamos que tenga un plan de respaldo para su proyecto en caso de que su aplicación ITART sea denegada, o si el país al que viaja se convirtiese en un país de alto riesgo después de recibir su beca de viaje.

Proceso de aplicación: Aplique en línea en http://fundingapp.einaudi.cornell.edu/  Se le puede solicitar que envíe una carta de invitación a la conferencia más adelante en el proceso.

Ronda 1 -- CERRADA: La aplicación para la próxima ronda se abrirá  08/15/2019; Fecha límite de aplicación: 9/14/2019

(Ronda 1 -- Fecha límite cuando la aplicación está abierta: 09/14/2019 para las conferencias que se celebrarán entre 10/01/2019 y 3/31/2020.)

Ronda 2 -- La aplicación para la próxima ronda se abrirá 11/01/2019; Fecha límite de aplicación: 2/17/2019

(Ronda 2 -- Fecha límite cuando la aplicación está abierta: 02/17/2019 para las conferencias que se celebrarán entre 04/01/2020 y 09/30/2020.)

 

 

 

LASP  Graduate Student Summer Research Grants   Current Status: CLOSED 

LASP will offer up to 3 research grants (c. $1,500 each) to qualified graduate students who need to conduct field research over the summer of 2019. Criteria for selection includes a substantive focus on Latin America or the Caribbean. Such grants are not intended to cover (air fare) travel costs. If you need a grant for the cost of airfare, please apply for an Einaudi Center International Research Travel Grant. The grants are competitive. Applicants are asked to provide: 1) a proposal of the work to be undertaken, 2) including a detailed budget, 3) a tentative itinerary/schedule, and 4) a list previous and current grant monies received, as part of the online application process, 5) a faculty recommendation from within the applicant’s area of study. The Summer Research Award amount is $1,500.

Concurrent with submitting your LASP Summer Research Grant application to an elevated risk country (see the State Department's list) you are also required to submit a request to ITART to travel to that particular country.  In the event that you receive Einaudi travel grant funds, the award will not be released until you complete the ITART application process. If your proposal includes travel to an elevated risk country, you are strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan for your project in the event that your ITART application is denied, or if the country to which you are travelling should become an elevated risk country subsequent to receiving your travel grant.

Application opens: CLOSED -- Next round opens in November 1, 2019

Application deadlines: CLOSED -- Next round will close February 17, 2020

Decision by: March 1, 2020

Application process: http://fundingapp.einaudi.cornell.edu/

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LASP Becas para Conferencias para Estudiantes de posgrado durante el Verano       Situación actual: CERRADA

LASP ofrecerá hasta 3 becas de investigación (aproximadamente $1,500 cada una) para estudiantes de posgrado que necesiten llevar a cabo investigaciones de campo durante el verano de 2020. Los criterios para la selección incluyen un enfoque sustantivo en América Latina o el Caribe. Dichas becas no están destinadas para cubrir los costos de viaje (tarifa aérea). Si necesita una subvención para el pasaje aéreo, solicite una beca de viaje de investigación en el Centro Einaudi. Las becas son competitivas. Se solicita a los estudiantes que proporcionen: 1) una propuesta del trabajo a realizare, 2) que incluya un presupuesto detallado, 3) un itinerario/cronograma tentativo 4) una lista de los fondos de subvenciones anteriores y actuales recibidas, como parte del proceso de solicitud en línea, y 5) una carta de recomendación de la facultad dentro del área de estudio del solicitante. El monto de la Beca de Investigación de Verano es de $1,500.

Al mismo tiempo que presenta la aplicación para la Beca de Investigación de Verano de LASP a un país de alto riesgo (consulte la lista del Departamento de Estado), también deberá enviar una solicitud a ITART para que viaje a ese país en particular. En caso de que reciba fondos de la subvención de viaje de Einaudi, el premio no se otorgará hasta que complete el proceso de solicitud de ITART. Si su propuesta incluye viajar a un país de alto riesgo, le recomendamos que tenga un plan de respaldo para su proyecto en caso de que su aplicación ITART sea denegada, o si el país al que viaja se convirtiese en un país de alto riesgo después de recibir su beca de viaje.

La aplicación es CERRADA: La aplicación para el verano de 2020 se abrirá 11/01/2019

Fecha límite cuando la aplicación está abierta: 02/17/2020 para el verano de 2020

Decisión para el verano de 2020: a más tardar 03/02/2020

Proceso de aplicación: http://fundingapp.einaudi.cornell.edu/

 

 

Grant Information Contact: Bill Phelan (wjp22@cornell.edu), LASP Program Manager, at 190C Uris Hall within the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

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Información de Contacto para Becas: Bill Phelan (wjp22@cornell.edu), Director del Programa LASP, ubicado en 190C Uris Hall, en el Centro de Estudios Internacionales Mario Einaudi.