Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Nave Visiting Scholar and Artist Grant Program

Guidelines for Nave Visiting Scholar and Artist Grant Application

The Nave Visiting Scholars and Artists Program is designed to bring distinguished scholars, artists, public figures, or activists specializing in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portugal to the UW-Madison campus for short visits. Each visitor is expected to deliver one formal public lecture or performance. Applications may be initiated by faculty, staff, or student organizations. The maximum grant is $800 which can be allocated towards an honorarium, travel, lodging, and food for a one day visit. In exceptional cases where an additional public event or class-related activity is planned, an additional $300 may be awarded to cover an honorarium and/or per diem for a second day. Because of heavy demand for Nave Visiting Scholar and Artist funds, applications with another source of funding will receive preference. Funding decisions are made by the Nave Visiting Scholars and Artists Committee. Please fill out the application here. 


Are you a community organization or individual from the community that is seeking funding? Please click here to learn more.


Responsibilities of Initiating Department

In considering whether to invite a speaker to Madison on the Nave Visiting Scholars and Artists Program, please remember that it is necessary to facilitate the visitor's stay as much as possible. The initiating department/program/individual is responsible for all arrangements, including:

  • organizing the flight/travel schedule,
  • airport pick-up and departure,
  • lodging and meals,
  • all public presentations including reserving a room and a/v equipment,
  • scheduling meetings with faculty/graduate students,
  • distributing posters,
  • and providing translators if necessary (the Visiting Scholar and Artist fund does not cover the costs of translation).


The Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program will include public events by Nave Visiting Scholar/Artists in its weekly announcement via the "Noticias de la Semana". If you would like the event to appear in the LACIS online calendar, please submit your event to the UW campus-wide calendar and add "LACIS" as a tag. Any additional publicity including poster creation, distribution, etc. must be handled by the initiating department or program.



Publicity must acknowledge support from the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program and the Nave Fund. Please refer to the presenter as "Nave Visiting Scholar XX".



Within one week of the visit, the initiating faculty should submit a follow up evaluation of the event.

After your event has taken place, please complete THIS online follow-up evaluation. We submit your comments and results to the Nave Foundation.  


Disbursement of Funds

LACIS will distribute the funds in a lump sum to the account of your choosing.