Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Summer Travel Grants for Research in Latin America

NOTE: The Program in Latin American Studies will not be making Summer Travel Grant awards for the 2017-2018 school year.

Undergraduates interested in pursuing research and travel abroad are encouraged to explore the Aronson International Experience Grants and the Brown Family Travel Fund through the International Studies Program.

PLAS offers small grants to support summer research and travel in Latin America and the Caribbean. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and the competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of the Johns Hopkins University.

PLAS supports projects from all disciplines. The primary purpose of the travel grant scheme is to enable students to pursue research on a topic of consuming interest to them. Applications are judged on the basis of the quality of the proposal submitted, the student’s academic standing, and the relationship of the proposed travel and summer research to the student’s long-term academic and professional goals. Grants generally range from $750 to $1,500 and are intended to contribute to the costs of airfare, lodging, and minimal research expenses. It is expected that successful applicants will spend at least three weeks in the region.

Upon their return from Latin America, grantees are required to submit a report detailing their research accomplishments under the terms of the grant in addition to an expense report.

Please note that all funded projects will have to comply with Homewood IRB regulations and it may be necessary to obtain HIRB approval. For further information, please contact the HIRB.