LALS Graduate Student Field Research Grants

Each year LALS makes a series of small grants available for graduate students whose research requires they travel to Latin America during the summer months. The call for applications is usually published in early spring and is announced on the graduate student listserv and on the website, with applications due at the beginning of April.  Many of the funds granted help cover costs of airfare and other expenses. Grantees report back to the University on their activities each year at the spring Forum on Graduate Student Field Research.

Here are the following grants available:

Graduate Research Travel Awards

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 13, 2020

Graduate Student Field Research Grants for the summer of 2020. The grants are primarily intended to provide graduate and professional school students with the opportunity to deepen their disciplinary interests in any country of Latin America and the Caribbean. The awards support short periods (two weeks or more) of field research.Grants will be limited to travel expenses. Application is open to all graduate students without citizenship or visa requirements. The amount of individual awards will varies but rarely exceed $1,500. Grantees may be asked to share their experiences and findings by participating in colloquia or panel discussions during the year following their return from the field.

For application and more information, contact: lals@sas.upenn.edu

Please apply here.

 

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 LALS Graduate Student Field Research Award

 

LALS GRADUATE STUDENT FIELD RESEARCH GRANT 2018-2019

Name

Department

 

Project Title

 

Advisor

 

Award

 

Jeremy Gallion

English

Chicanx Migrant Testimonios: Sound, Space, and Digital Media

Jennifer Ponce de León

500

Gillian Maris Jones

Anthropology and Africana Studies

No End to Aftermath: Blackness and Being in the Wake of Slavery, Imperialism, and Atlantic Hurricanes

Deborah Thomas

500

Marlen Rosas

History

Recording Resistance: Indigenous Activists' Archives and Power in Highlands Ecuador

Ann Farnsworth-Alvear

250

Atenea Rosado-Viurques

Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division, GSE

Migratory Journeys of Central American Migrant Children

Kathleen Hall

250

Pablo Aguilera del Castillo

Anthropology

The Social Life of Risk: The Cultural Production and Translation of Risk in the Context of Developing Infrastructure in the Yucatan Peninsula

Nikhil Anand

500

Dill Dustin

Hispanic and Portuguese Studies

La novela experimental: el feminismo y el regionalismo de la Península de Yucatán

Jorge Téllez

500

Wingo Scott

Political Science

Toward a Unified Logic of Development Finance

Avery Goldstein

500

Alexandra Brown

Department of Romance Languages: Spanish

Workshop, Spaceship, Telepathy or Text: Exploring the Production and Development of the Contemporary Cuban Science Fiction Short Story and Novel

Ericka Beckman

500

Charlotte Morris Williams

Anthropology

Remembering What We Cannot See: Heritage and Oral Histories of Huancavelica, Peru

Richard Leventhal

500

Ethan Alexander Plaue

English

Art, Action, and Autopoesis:  Linking the Art of CADA with the Philosophy of Maturana and Varela in Santiago, Chile

Heather Love

250

Veronica Brownstone

Hispanic and Portuguese Studies

Surplus Consciousness: Labor and the Politics of Violence in Contemporary Central American Cultural Production

Ericka Beckman

250

Lenin Lozano Guzman

Hispanic and Portuguese Studies

Retelling the Tale of Argentina Northwest: Framing and Expanding Andean Cultures

Ericka Beckman

250

Isaac  Gabriel Salgado

Political Science

Politics in the Time of Race

Anne Norton

250