UWM Faculty Funding

Puerto RicoPhotograph by Aimee Orndorf

Research/Travel Support

UWM Faculty engaged in Latin American/Caribbean research projects are eligible to compete for travel funds in May and December each year. Specific deadline dates can be found in the Description/Criteria below. Deadlines: April and December each year.

Liaison Grants

CLACS faculty member participation is essential to the strength, vitality and, most importantly, the future of the Center. In fall 2013, while planning for the Title VI federal grant application, three faculty focus groups were held to generate ideas. The faculty who attended encouraged the Center to offer CLACS Liaison Grants as a way to involve our CLACS members more fully in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UWM. We welcome your ideas, energy and initiatives now and over the next four years.

Course Support for STEM, Area Studies and Study Abroad

Through its federal grant funding CLACS endeavors to support development of new courses focused on the region, as well as course enhancements that will bring focus on Latin America and/or the Caribbean to an existing syllabus. This is particularly true for STEM courses, adding an area studies focus to courses in the professional schools, and development of new study abroad courses to the region.

School of Education

A priority mandate for National Resource Centers like CLACS is to invest in teacher training and work with Schools of Education to broaden the curriculum to internationalize pre-service teacher education. CLACS is offering a special course development funding initiative exclusively to UWM School of Education faculty. This could be for enhancing an existing course, contributing to a Global Educator certificate sequence, research travel to a Latin America related conference, or a site visit to Latin America in order to develop faculty connections, a study abroad program, or an internship placement.