Feb 27 2014

CLAS Summer Awards Programs

Published by chelsea at 7:59 pm under Spring 2014 Newsletter

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University receives funding from the Department of Education to support Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) awards for intensive studies of Portuguese or indigenous Latin American languages. Fellowships provide tuition expenses for the study of Portuguese, Kˈicheˈ Mayan, Quechua, or another indigenous language (up to $5,000) and a stipend of $2,500. 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.

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 individuals conducting pre-dissertation research in Latin America during the summer of 2014. 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 Award
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 preferentially fund student research in Chile and Argentina; awards may also be given for projects on cultural arts and research elsewhere in Latin America. Ranging from $500 to $2,000, these awards are available to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Vanderbilt University.

Applications are due February 5, 2014, and will be announced in late February. For more information and to download applications, go to vanderbilt.edu/clas/funding-opportunities/student-summer-awards.

For further information, please e-mail the associate director (helena.simonett@vanderbilt.edu) or the administrative assistant (alma.paz-sanmiguel@vanderbilt.edu), call (615) 322-2527, or visit the CLAS office at 230 Buttrick Hall.

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