Summer Travel Grants for Research in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies

LACLxS 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 Johns Hopkins University.

LACLxS supports projects from all disciplines. The primary purpose of the travel grant scheme is to enable students to pursue academic research on a topic related to Latin American, Caribbean, and/or Latinx Studies. 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 $1,000 to $3,000 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 research travel, 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.

Requirements and Deadlines

Grants are open to any student with a focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or Latinx Studies. Students requiring HIRB clearance for human subjects’ research must receive approval by June 1.

Deadline for applications: March 15 (The 2023 deadline has passed. Check back for the 2024 competition.)

Decision notification: Mid-April

Required materials:

  • 1 Page double-space proposal research statement describing the research to be conducted, the country, and, where relevant, how it fits into a larger research project.
  • Budget proposal and budget justification statement. Proposed budget items should relate directly to research and travel, such as transportation, accommodations, conference fees, etc.
  • List any additional funding sources you may be applying
  • Letter of recommendation from your primary advisor. Must be submitted separately by the advisor to Program Director Angelina Cotler