The University of Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) is pleased to announce its 2017 Graduate Field Research Award Competition. Travel awards are granted to highly qualified UGA 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 2017. Awards may be used for international airfare and in-country travel, as well as associated country entry/exit fees, travel insurance, visas, etc. All masters or doctoral students with an interest in carrying out graduate research in Latin America are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to graduate students who have applied for the LACSI Graduate Certificate. Information on the LACSI graduate certificate is found at: http://www.lacsiuga.org/graduate-certificate-requirements/.
The application for the 2017 Graduate Field Research Award is found on the UGA Office of International Education website via the link: http://t.uga.edu/22f. The deadline for submission of all application elements is 5:00 PM Friday, March 24, 2017. Award recipients will be notified during the week of April 3-7, 2017. Language assessments for Spanish and Portuguese can be done through the UGA Romance Languages department via Teresa Perez Gamboa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Spanish and Cecilia Rodrigues (email@example.com) for Portuguese. Paul Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at LACSI can also be contacted for Spanish language assessments.
Note: If the target country for research currently carries a State Department Travel Warning, please see specific information outlining cities/states/regions of concern within that country with this designation. Go to: travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
The UGA Office of International Education (OIE) will communicate with recipients of the award to provide information regarding waivers and insurance requirements.
Samples of Successful Graduate Field Research Proposals:
- Graduate Field Research Award Recipients 2010-13
- Graduate Field Research Award Recipients 2014
- Graduate Field Research Award Recipients 2015
Graduate Field Research Award Recipients 2016
(l-r) Jaume Antuñano San Luis, Rebeca Coelho, Ana Carolina Ballén-Taborda, Lourdes Cardoso, Viviane de Souza Klen Alves, Ashley Meadow, Caitlin Mertzlufft, Caren Michelle Remillard, Juliano Saccomani, and Aaron Kelly (not pictured: Evelyn Autry, Bethany Bateman, Leda Lozier, Christian Petersen)