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Graduate Travel Grants

University of Kentucky Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program Travel Grants for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Program invites UK Graduate Students to apply for grants in support of summer research. Graduate students with a focus or interest in Latin America will be considered for the award. The awards are $500 for domestic travel and $700 for international travel. Funds can be used towards travel, lodging, meals and other research-related expenses.

The award is open to graduate students from across the University of Kentucky campus. We encourage everyone to apply; however, priority will be given to students who have no received support in the last two years. Funding is available for Master's research thesis and preliminary doctoral dissertation projects. Recipients must spend at least two weeks at the research site.

Please note that if you are awarded a grant, you must register your trip with the UK International Center’s office of International Health, Safety & Security before your funding can be released.

Upon returning from Latin America or the Caribbean, grantees are required to submit a report detailing their research accomplishment under the terms of the grant and an expense report. Grantees are also required to present their research at a Latin American Graduate Student Symposium in the Fall 2016.

Application requirements

  1. Latin American Studies application form
  2. A two page proposal with the following:
    • Description of project
    • Research methodologies & language proficiency skills
    • Relationship of the project to academic and professional goals
    • A budget detailing how the funds will be used
  3. Unofficial UK Transcript
  4. A letter of recommendation from a UK faculty or mentor that is familiar with the project

Deadline for receipt of applications are due Monday April 1, 2016 (No exceptions/no extensions).

Please send materials to:

For more information on the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program please contact:

Dr. Monica Diaz, Director of LACLS Program

If submitting via e-mail, please PDF documents into a single document