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Funding Opportunities


CLACS facilitates several funding opportunities for current Masters and Ph.D. students who focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Also listed here are other opportunities available through Indiana University for study and research in the region.

CLACS Funding:

  • Field Research Grants: These grants are intended to support pilot research projects in which students gain familiarity with the languages and cultures of their prospective research sites, gather initial research data, and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their countries and fields of study. Visit the CLACS Field Research webpage for more information.

CLACS-Funded Research: Summer 2014

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IU Funding:

Graduate Exchange at the University of Costa Rica

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) is located in San Pedro in the province of San Jose. It is a comprehensive university with over 39,000 students and is one of the leading universities in Central America.

  • Funding is available to cover airfare and living expenses for up to 1 academic semester during the 2014-2015 academic year; please note that exchange stay could not begin before August 15, 2014, or end any later than June 30, 2015.
  • Spanish proficiency in graduate-level work is required, and application materials should identify at least one or two appropriate faculty supervisors at the host institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish contact with prospective faculty supervisors, based on perceived mutual interests and expertise, and to provide evidence of initial willingness to provide such sponsorship.
  • After an initial IU-based review of applications, CLACS will assist selected applicants as needed in translating their materials into Spanish for review at the host institutions, and for finalizing mentorship arrangements.
  • For more information on the UCR exchange and to submit online application materials, see the Office of Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) website

Graduate Exchange at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

UNAM is located in Mexico City and is the second highest ranked university Latin America and one of the most recognized universities in the region.

  • Funding is available to cover airfare and living expenses for up to 1 academic semester during the 2014-2015 academic year; please note that exchange stay could not begin before August 15, 2014, or end any later than June 30, 2015.
  • Spanish proficiency in graduate-level work is required, and application materials should identify at least one or two appropriate faculty supervisors at the host institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish contact with prospective faculty supervisors, based on perceived mutual interests and expertise, and to provide evidence of initial willingness to provide such sponsorship.
  • After an initial IU-based review of applications, CLACS will assist selected applicants as needed in translating their materials into Spanish for review at the host institutions, and for finalizing mentorship arrangements.
  • For more information on the UNAM exchange and to submit online application materials, see the Office of Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) website

OVPIA Latin American Fellowship:

This fellowship is jointly funded by the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Indiana and the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) to support graduate research and study in Latin America. Two awards of $1500 will be awarded.

  • Eligibility: Applicants may be students from any discipline, department, or campus; must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at Indiana University; and must be U.S. citizens. Applicants who applied previously and were unsuccessful are eligible to reapply with an updated application.
  • Review Criteria: Evaluators will consider scholastic achievement; validity and feasibility of the applicant’s proposal; requisite language facility; and faculty support as indicated by letters of reference. All applications will be screened by a selection committee comprised of IU faculty members and board members from the GFWC of Indiana.
  • Applicants are encouraged to establish contacts in their respective host country and include a description of contacts in the statement of purpose as well as provide evidence of contact. Attach documentation of contact with host country affiliate(s) to your personal statement.
  • For more information on the OVPIA Latin American Fellowship, see the OVPIA website