For Faculty

The Center for Latin American Studies is committed to providing funding opportunities for affiliated CLAS faculty members as well as community college and minority-serving institution faculty and instructors. Funding is available from a variety of sources. The following funding opportunities are currently available: 

CLAS Faculty Travel Grants

CLAS is pleased to announce the availability of faculty travel grants to support professional development, sponsored by Title VI National Resource Center funding. Travel expenses for professional development related to Latin America (both domestic and international travel permissible) for travel commencing at least 45 days after the application date and up to December 31, 2019. Reimbursable expenses include airfare/mileage, ground transportation and parking, meals (per diem or receipts), and lodging. We cannot pay conference registration.

Application Deadline: Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

CLAS Faculty Research & Programming Grants

CLAS Faculty Research & Programming grants fund projects on Latin America and the Caribbean proposed by CLAS-affiliated faculty at The Ohio State University. Funds will support programming that enhances disciplinary expertise in the region, promotes interdisciplinary faculty engagement and research, and enriches Latin American knowledge and expertise on campus.  The purpose is to permit faculty affiliates to apply directly to the CLAS director for funding on a rolling basis. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

Community College/MSI Professional Development Grants

 In an effort to expand the public’s knowledge and understanding of the region, CLAS invites grant applications from faculty and instructors at community colleges and minority-serving institutions (including the University of Puerto Rico) pursuing a wide array of scholarly endeavors related to the study of Latin America. This grant funding supports professional development opportunities. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

Area Studies Center Conference Grants: Request for Proposals

Funding will support a conference or a series of lectures that bring together area studies experts. To be eligible, the project must significantly address the regions of each Center contributing funding to this grant program. Accordingly, a minimum of 25% of the project should focus on Latin America, Russia/Eastern Europe, and East Asia respectively, for a minimum total of 75% of the content on these regions.

Ohio State Sponsored Funding Opportunities for Latin America

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides a campus-wide subscription to SPIN which aggregates over 40,000 funding opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors. SPIN provides intuitive and easy access to funding opportunities geared towards both individual and administrative users. The link above will direct you to all funding opportunities related to Latin America.

CLASP Faculty Research and Professional Development Grant

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs is proud to announce a new faculty research and professional development grant. The competitive grant, fully funded by CLASP, provides awards of up to $1000 to support professional advancement for faculty at CLASP member institutions. This new program is designed to provide faculty with additional support for enhanced teaching and expanded production of Latin American Studies scholarship.



Engagement Scholarship Consortium Announces Launch of Grant Program: Qualified faculty at ESC member institutions are encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 to fund a one-year project.

Application Window has closed for 2019.