Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Research and Travel Grants


Since 1981, the LACIS has sponsored a program of research travel grants for graduate students in any field. The grants fund travel to Latin America, Spain or Portugal for preliminary thesis or dissertation research or independent, short-term projects. Because the grants provide funding for short periods only (under three months), most students choose to use them during the summer months. The grants have helped students make their first research trips abroad, better define their dissertation proposals, or complete on-site research for their M.A. theses. Proficiency in the language of the research site is required. The competition for these grants is announced early in the spring semester, and information is always available in the Program office.



Vilas Travel Grant


These awards provide a stipend of $1500 for international travel and $600 for domestic and international research and conference presentation travel. Students must be graduate dissertators or final-year Master of Fine Arts students. The competition begins on October 1st and closes on October 31 st at 4:30 p.m.


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