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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 2024 to Latin America and the Caribbean, including Brazil. Note that the amount awarded will vary depending on the number of applications approved. 


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 2025 semester. (Note: This event may be virtual depending on university guidelines.)

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 maria_isabel_marin@brown.edu and clacs@brown.edu subject line Graduate Field Research Funding Application,

by April 19, 2024 at 5 pm.