Conference & Event Grants

Currently Accepting Proposals - due October 15th

Students in conversation in a seminar room

The Center for Latin American Studies provides small amounts of funding for public seminars, lectures, cultural events, and conferences. Proposals are reviewed October 15 and February 15. 

Overview

The Center for Latin American Studies provides small amounts of funding for public seminars, lectures, cultural events, and conferences.

Events must be organized by students, faculty, staff, or researchers affiliated with the university, must take place on campus (or virtually, hosted by a Berkeley account), and must be open to the public. Funds can be used towards honoraria, technical expenses, production costs, space rental, and/or transportation (food/refreshments are not allowed).

An example of a recent event organized by Berkeley graduate students and funded by CLAS is Writing Black Caribbean Women: A Conversation

Eligibility: UC Berkeley students, faculty, lecturers, and staff from all disciplinary fields are welcome to apply.

Funding Amounts: $100-400 for lectures and up to $1000 for large conferences, events, or visits.

Application & Review Process

To apply for funding, please complete the below form. Questions can be directed to clas@berkeley.edu

Review Process: Proposals are reviewed once per semester for events for the following semester. To be considered for Spring 2022, proposals must be submitted by October 15. To be considered for Fall 2022, proposals must be submitted by February 15.

If your proposal is selected for funding, you will be asked to sign a funding agreement. Here is a sample agreement that lays out the roles and responsibilities of CLAS and the organizers. This agreement will be personalized to each group and event.