University of Kentucky- Latin American, Caribbean, and Latin@ Studies Program Travel Grants for Research

LACLS supports research by University of Kentucky graduate students with interests in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latin@ studies. Several grants of between $500 and $1000 will be awarded. Funds can be used for travel, lodging, meals and other research-related expenses.

Important information

We now have tow competitions per year. One for Winter travel and one for late Spring/Summer travel. The competitions are open to graduate students from across the University of Kentucky campus. We encourage everyone to apply; however, depending on the number of applications received, priority will be given to students who have not received support in the last two years. Support is available for Master's thesis research and preliminary doctoral dissertation projects. Recipients must spend at least two weeks at the site of research.

Summer grantees must spend the money and submit receipts before June 30th. Upon return from your travel, grantees are required to present their research at the LACLS symposium in the Fall of 2019.

Deadline for Winter grant competition: Oct. 26th, 2018

Deadline for Summer grant competition: February 12th, 2019


Application requirements

1) Application form (click to download)

2) A two-page proposal with the following information

·  Description of the project

·  Research methods & language proficiency skills

·  Relationship of the project to academic and professional goals

·   A budget detailing how the funds will be used

3) Unofficial UK Transcript

4) Letter of recommendation from a UK faculty member that is familiar with the student’s  


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