Oct 09 2013
CLAS administers several summer awards available to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing research projects in Latin America. The call for applications is posted on the CLAS website (vanderbilt.edu/clas) each December and applications are due in early February.
Latin American Studies Field Research Grants
Awards are for approximately $2,000 each and are intended primarily to support travel expenses related to field research for graduate students conducting pre-dissertation research in Latin America. Any Vanderbilt graduate student in the College of Arts and Science with Latin American-related interests is eligible to apply, although preference will be given to doctoral students. The award is NOT intended for advanced dissertation research, but rather to support initial hands-on field research and the development of independent research projects.
Simon Collier Travel Awards
A historian of Chile with an expertise in Argentine tango, Simon Collier served as a former director of Vanderbilt CLAS and was chair of the Department of History. Simon Collier Travel Awards fund student research in Chile and Argentina, as well as other projects on cultural arts elsewhere in Latin America. Ranging from $500 to $2,000, these awards are available to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Vanderbilt.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University has been awarded funding from the Department of Education to support FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Awards for Intensive Studies of Portuguese or Latin American indigenous languages in the summer of 2013. Any graduate or undergraduate student with Luso-Brazilian or indigenous language-related interests and who is a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident is eligible to apply.