Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

2016 Summer Grant Opportunities for Students

February 17th, 2016

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies has two main funding opportunities for students who are focused on Latin America in their research or language study.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in studying less commonly taught languages of Latin America are invited to apply for the summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship. The summer FLAS fellowship covers the tuition/program fee of a summer intensive program and provides a student with a $2,500 stipend towards housing, travel and other costs for the study of certain Latin American languages. The most common languages studied with a summer FLAS fellowship are Portuguese, Kaqchikel Maya, Haitian Creole, Yucatec Maya and Quechua. This fellowship program is funded through the US Department of Education‘€™s Title VI program and has quite a few rules and restrictions. The programs that the funds can be used for must meet strict contact hour requirements as defined by the US Department of Education. In addition, there are restrictions on beginning level study of a language depending on availability of programs in the U.S. or abroad. The Stone Center has two intensive summer study abroad programs that meet these requirements: the Summer in Brazil program and the Maya Language Institute in Guatemala . We recommend that students who are considering other languages consult the Consortium of Latin American Studies (CLASP) Language list which lists which summer intensive programs that are FLAS eligible. The application deadline for the summer FLAS fellowship is Friday, February 19, 2016.

In addition to the summer FLAS fellowships, graduate students have access to the Stone Center Summer Field Research grants. The Stone Center invites all Tulane University graduate students engaged in the study of Latin America or the Caribbean, regardless of school or program, to apply for funding to conduct field research outside of the United States during the summer of 2016. These field research grants are not to be used for dissertation research, but rather to provide graduate students who have little to no field research experience with an opportunity to explore the feasibility of a particular field research project and to gain experience in conducting preliminary hands-on field research abroad. For 2016, the Stone Center is not receiving Tinker Foundation funding for this program but rather providing 100% of the funds available in 2016. The deadline for applications for the Summer Field Research grants is March 21, 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or application itself, please contact Jimmy Huck or Valerie McGinley .

Application Materials and More Information
For information and application materials, please visit the following links.

Summer Funding for Undergraduate Students

Summer Funding for Graduate Students

General Latin America + People
Jane Bertrand
Professor and Chair - Global Health Systems and Development