Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ILLA) Travel Fund

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

The ILLA Fund provides up to $1,000 for students to attend a conference on Indigenous languages of Latin America during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Funding is available to undergraduate and graduate students in all academic fields who demonstrate academic distinction and a dedication to an Indigenous language of Latin America. 

Applications are due February 15, 2020. All travel must be complete by July 15, 2020. Award recipients will provide a brief written report describing their research and use of funds upon returning from the conference.

*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.

Required application documents:

  1. Application cover sheet (download as PDF file
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae 
  3. A detailed Research/Study Proposal linking the specific conference 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

Applications  should be submitted by email as a single PDF file to Julia Byrd, Julia.byrd@berkeley.edu with the subject “ILLA Travel Fund Application”. Only complete applications will be considered.

 

The fund has supported, among others, the following recipients:


APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR.

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.
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.