CLAS Summer Awards Programs
CLAS administers summer awards available to both graduate and undergraduate students pursuing research projects in Latin America. The call for applications is posted on the CLAS website each December and applications are due in early February.
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 $2000, these awards are available to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Vanderbilt University.
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.
Applications are due February 5, 2014 and will be announced by mid-March. Please submit to:
Center for Latin American Studies, VU Station B 351806, Nashville, TN 37235-1806.
For further information please e-mail the Associate Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Administrative Assistant, email@example.com, (615) 322-2527; office: 230 Buttrick Hall.