Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ILLA) Travel Fund

Chincheros in Peru. (Photo by Shawn Harquail.)
Chincheros, Peru. (Photo by Shawn Harquail.)

The ILLA Travel Fund provides up to $1,000 for graduate students, faculty, and staff to attend a conference or travel for field research on Indigenous languages of Latin America through Summer 2019.

Open to graduate students, faculty, and staff in all academic fields who demonstrate academic distinction and a dedication to an Indigenous language of Latin America.
Award recipients will coordinate with the Center for Latin American Studies to provide a brief written report describing the use of funds toward their research after returning from the conference.
Required application documents:
  1. Application cover sheet (PDF file) 
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae 
  3. A detailed Research/Study Proposal linking the specific conference or description of field research with student’s larger research interests and goals (max. 2 pages, double spaced) 
  4. An estimated travel budget 
  5. A current Transcript (unofficial copies OK) from UCB together with a list of any courses currently in progress, if applicable

Applications should be submitted by email as a single PDF file to Emily Thompson,, with the subject “ILLA Travel Fund Application”. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due at least 3 weeks before the conference date for travel within the US, and 2 months before the conference date for travel outside of the US. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that as this competition is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), international travel is pending ED approval. Travel must adhere to the Fly America Act and Federal Per Diem Rates.