Grants and Opportunities

A Berkeley student and a research collaborator take measurements in a lake

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies supports and administers a variety of research grants and programs relating to Latin America.

Students in a conversation at CLAS

Event & Conference Cosponsorship Grants

Funding for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and researchers to organize conferences, lectures, and cultural events.

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Event Series Grants

Funding for series of events organized by groups of faculty members or graduate students.  

Books in Portuguese. (Photo by Mark Hillary.)

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

Funding for UC Berkeley graduate students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages, in combination with area studies or international aspects of professional studies. 

Student and research assistants in the forest looking at leaves

Field Research Grants

Funding to support UC Berkeley graduate students for travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of pre-dissertation field research in Latin America.

El paisaje de Chicontepec, con un campo de maíz en primer plano y montañas en la brumosa distancia. (Foto cortesía de Abelardo de la Cruz.)

Student Travel Grants

Travel stipends for Berkeley students to present at the Conferences for the Latin American Studies Association or Caribbean Studies Association.

Teachers listen to a UC Berkeley expert as part of the ORIAS Speakers Bureau.

ORIAS Speakers Bureau

Funding for graduate students to share their academic interests with young audiences.

The Latin American Art & Literature Working Group members meet with José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez, Curator of Latin Americana at the Bancroft Library.

Research Working Groups

Funding for groups of UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students to gather regularly to discuss and share research on topics of mutual interest. 

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Summer Dissertation Writing Fellowship

Funding for graduate students in the final stages of dissertation writing.  

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