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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 2017-18 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 y viajar 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 Investigacion 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 investigacion en el extranjero, verifiquen el sitio web de Mario Einaudi Center para más oportunidades financieras, tenga en cuenta "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

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 deadlines: September 22, 2017 for conferences that will be held between October 2017 and April 30th, 2018

Application opens: August 30, 2017; Decision by: October 19, 2017

Round 2

A second round will be held in the spring for conferences held between May 1, 2018 and September 30th, 2018.

Application opens: December 1, 2017;

Deadline: February 14, 2018

Decision by: March 15, 2018

 

LASP  Graduate Student Summer Research Grants

LASP will offer up to 4 research grants (c. $1,500 each) to qualified graduate students who need to conduct field research over the summer of 2018. 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: November 15, 2017.

Application deadlines: February 14, 2018

Decision by: March 20, 2018

Application process: 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.