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LACSI Ambassador Study Abroad Scholarship

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute established this award to promote study abroad by providing scholarships for undergraduate students planning to study abroad in a Latin American or Caribbean country. One $500 award will be given to a student studying abroad during Maymester, Summer, or Fall semester. Applicants must be undergraduates who have declared a major or minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The recipient will serve as a LACSI Ambassador, whose role will include promoting Study Abroad through blog posts while abroad in addition to a presentation upon return to UGA. Students may have additional opportunities as the LACSI Ambassador.

Tinker Graduate Field Research Award Competition

The University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) is pleased to announce its 2015 Tinker Field Research Award Competition.   With funding provided by the Tinker Foundation, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the UGA Graduate School, travel awards are granted to highly qualified graduate students from any discipline interested in conducting preliminary field research in the Spanish or Portuguese-speaking Latin American and Caribbean region, excluding Puerto Rico, during summer 2015.  Preference is given to doctoral level applicants who have applied for the LACSI graduate certificate.  Masters level graduate students are also encouraged to apply.  Information on the LACSI graduate certificate is found at: http://www.lacsiuga.org/graduate-certificate-requirements/.  Awards may be used for international airfare and in-country travel, as well as associated country entry/exit fees, travel insurance, visas, etc.

FLAS Fellowship

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Academic Year and 2015 Summer competition for FLAS Fellowships to study Portuguese and Quechua. FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the United States Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS Fellowship program is: “To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies, to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency, and to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.”

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