The Upper Midwest Latin American Studies Initiative
2020-21 Faculty Research/Conference Award Competition
Funded with Federal Title VI Grant monies from the designated National Resource Centers above, these awards are for Latin Americanist and Caribbeanist faculty with an appointment at a two or four year, public or private institution in the Midwest.
NOTE: Funding is intended for faculty at other regional campuses beyond University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Award Categories for Latin American/Caribbean scholarship (in selection priority order)
- Original research
- Presentation of an accepted paper at a professional virtual or in-person conference/workshop
- Comparative and cross-disciplinary research projects involving Latin America and the Caribbean
- Attendance at a virtual or in-person professional conference/workshop
*Note: In-person travel is dependent upon university and federal travel guidelines
- Connection to CLACS Mission; Type of Request; Strength of Proposal
Nature of Awards**
The number of awards each cycle will vary and the dollar amount will not exceed $500 and will depend on the project and number of applications. Preference normally will be given to applicants who have not been funded within the last 3 years.
Application Due Dates**
Award notification will be approximately three weeks after the application deadline.
December 4, 2020 (for expenditures beginning in mid-February 2021 and ending by August 14, 2021)
April 7, 2021 (for expenditures beginning no sooner than August 15, 2021 and ending by mid-February 2022)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Awards that include foreign travel must receive travel approval from the U.S. Department of Education at least 45 days in advance of travel and have strict airline parameters. All air travel, domestic or foreign, must be on a U.S. carrier. Award recipients are strongly encouraged to contact the campus assigned to process their award before making any travel plans. Funds that are intended for travel are contingent on approval from the U.S. Department of Education.
A Complete Application Includes:
- General information including type of request, e.g. research support or virtual conference presentation
- Proposal (1-2 pages) that explains the connection with Latin American/Caribbean scholarship. For research: a detailed project description; organization/institution affiliation(s) and contacts; research methodology (if applicable); anticipated outcome(s); and project timeline. For paper presentation: include an abstract of your paper and a link to the conference website, and upload a document stating that your paper has been accepted. For conference attendance: state the anticipated outcomes of your attendance.
- Budget Worksheet that includes logistics and funds expected from other sources
- Uploaded Item(s): current abbreviated curriculum vitae; and a letter confirming acceptance of your paper (if applicable)
Applications can be found here.
Applications will be reviewed, then divided among the two campuses accordingly for processing, and you will be notified of the outcome by the campus to which your application was assigned.
Funding is made possible through the Office of International and Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education (CFDA 84.01A, Title VI, Higher Education Act) and is subject to change at the federal level.