Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

CLACS Field Research Grants

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is accepting applications from Brown University graduate students (pre-candidacy, in any discipline and degree program, including professional degrees) for Field Research Grants. Successful applicants receive up to $4,000 to support research travel during calendar year 2019 to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere (excluding the U.S. –including Puerto Rico- and Canada). Funding is provided thanks to the generous support of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School.


An applicant must:

1)      Be in the pre-dissertation stage of research in Latin America: language acquisition, site selection, developing contacts, etc.

N.B. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible for this funding.

2)      Plan to use the grant for a short research period lasting from 2 weeks to 4 months.

3)      Be able to present completed research in a public lecture or poster session at CLACS prior to the end of the spring 2020 semester.

Applicants must submit (1) a curriculum vitae including contact information; (2) a brief project proposal (no more than 500 words) outlining the research plan and goals for travel; (3) a simple budget for the research, including other funding sources that are confirmed or pending; and (4) a letter of support emailed directly from a faculty mentor. Materials may be submitted in Spanish or English, and items 1, 2 and 3 must be submitted in a single PDF file.

Please email all required documents to Kate_Goldman@brown.edu, subject line CLACS Graduate Funding Application, by Feb 10, 2019 at 5 pm.