The Center for Latin American Studies provides funding for groups of faculty or graduate students to organize a series of public events, to occur over the course of an academic year (fall and spring semesters). Event series should be organized around an intellectual question that brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, and engages scholars on that topic.
Events could be conferences, seminars, lectures, film screenings with discussions, etc. Series must be planned by students or faculty affiliated with the university, must take place on campus (or virtually, hosted by a Berkeley account), and must be open to the public.
Applications for interdisciplinary projects will be privileged. Projects that bring in scholars or speakers from Latin America are highly sought. UC Berkeley graduate students, faculty and lecturers from all disciplinary fields are welcome to apply.
Funding Amounts: Up to $10,000 per academic year (fall and spring semesters). Funds can be used towards honoraria, technical expenses, production costs, space rental, and domestic or international travel expenses (food/refreshments are not allowed).
All funds must be spent by the last day of the Spring semester (Spring 2023: 5/12/23)
Application & Review Process
To apply for funding, please submit a one page proposal that includes the following information:
- Names and affiliations of organizing team
- Central scholarly question and intended outcomes for the series
- Description of proposed events (tentative dates, speakers, venues, etc.)
- Intended audience
- Proposed itemized budget (up to $10,000)
- Mention other funding sources and uses for those funds
Submit applications as a PDF to email@example.com by April 15, 2022. Email subject should be "Event Series Grant Application."
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 series.