LASA is pleased to announce the thirteenth cycle of the Ford-LASA Special Projects competition, made possible by a contribution by the Ford Foundation to the LASA Endowment Fund. Funds provided will support such activities as transregional research initiatives, conferences, working groups, the development of curriculum and teaching resources, and similar projects organized and carried out by LASA Sections or by ad hoc groups of LASA members.
Proposers are encouraged to think creatively about how this funding might be used to advance the principles of hemispheric collaboration among Latin American Studies scholars and teachers. Proposals that do not assign priority to this objective will not be considered for funding.
Proposals should identify the participants in the proposed activity, the objectives of the project, and the process by which those objectives are to be achieved. The total amount requested in each proposal may not exceed $12,500. Grants may be combined with other sources of funding and may be used to initiate projects that continue with funding from other sources. No project or group will be funded more than once.
Proposals of no more than five (5) single-spaced pages in length must be received by the LASA Secretariat by September 15, 2018. Please send the proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of LASA members appointed and chaired by the vice president of LASA for each program cycle.
Preference will be given to projects that involve transregional collaboration in the Western Hemisphere, and which are intended to result in publication of project results. It may be possible for LASA to disseminate project results, including conference papers, through its website, which would not preclude eventual publication in other media. Project directors are encouraged to consider submitting a panel proposal based on their preliminary work for presentation at the May 2019 LASA Congress. By June 30, 2019, the project directors will be required to submit a report on the activities undertaken with special project funding, suitable for publication in the LASA Forum.