Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

SCLAS Special Faculty Grant Summer 2021 Initiative

COVID-19 caused major setbacks to area studies programs across this country. Restrictions on travel, study abroad, field research, and international exchanges strike at the heart of our missions. The demands of on-line teaching over the last year often overwhelmed normal patterns of research and writing. Earlier in the Spring 2021 semester the Stone Center provided funding for faculty research with the promise of a subsequent round of funding for those who were not able to submit a proposal earlier this Spring.

We are now announcing a second call for proposals from Stone Center-affiliated faculty. This round of funding is for short-term summer research projects. We decided not to restrict the kinds of proposals we will consider for funding with the single caveat that proposals be clearly designed to advance faculty research agendas over this Summer. There is no limit on requests, but we project that we might not be able to support grants over $3,000.

The proposals will be reviewed by a faculty committee and, if approved, the Stone Center will transfer funds to either the faculty member or departmental research accounts in home departments. Recipients will be responsible for presenting a report on the grant and its outcomes within one month of its conclusion. Applications for these funds will be due on May 7, 2021. Please submit your proposals by the deadline via this Qualtrics submission form:






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Central America: People and the Environment Asynchronous Institute

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Register now for the ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE which opens up in July
Please note, the synchronous blended institute taking place June 14 – 25 is no longer accepting registrants.

This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.


NOW REGISTERING FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS INSTITUTE For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.