The LASA Research Grants Program aims to support research with focus on Latin American Studies in all disciplines. Restricted to LASA student members who are enrolled in doctoral programs in Latin American institutions of higher education, these grants assist grantees with research expenses, including travel and per diem expenses, access to archives, supplies, research assistance, administration and coding of instruments or purchase of datasets. Certain activities such as travel to professional meetings, secretarial costs, and salary support for the principal investigator are excluded from funding. Overhead or indirect costs (e.g. rent) are not allowable expenses.
LASA Research Grants are awarded annually through a peer-review process. Grants may not exceed $5,000 and are not renewable. The available funds each year will be $10,000.
Applicants must be LASA members at the time of the application and when funds are disbursed.
Please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Applications and recommendation letters should be submitted into a single pdf file, and can be written in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Successful applicants will be encouraged to share their research findings in an upcoming LASA Congress and will have their abstracts published on the LASA website.
The application deadline is: September 15th, 2018 Applications will be evaluated by a multi-disciplinary committee of LASA senior scholars.
Award recipients may request that funds be paid to their college or university. If the funds are directly paid to the grantee, tax implications are responsibility of the grantee. 75 percent of the award total (US$3500) will be deposited in a bank account of your choice at the beginning of the grant period and the other 25 percent (US$1500) when the research is done and a 1-3 page single-spaced report has been submitted to LASA.
Funds must be spent within 12 months of receiving the award. A 1-3 page single-spaced report of the funded activities must be sent to LASA two months after the research period has concluded.
A past-president chairs a committee of three scholars from a range of disciplines and countries of residence, appointed by the VP or EC of LASA for a one-year period. If no past-president is willing, then a senior scholar with leadership experience in LASA will be appointed to chair the selection committee.