The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies provides funding for groups of faculty or graduate students to organize a series of public events, to occur over the course of an academic year (fall and spring semesters). Event series should be organized around an intellectual question that brings together and engages researchers from multiple disciplines on that topic.
Events may be conferences, seminars, lectures, or film screenings with discussions, among other types. Series must be planned by students or faculty affiliated with the university, must take place on campus (or virtually, hosted by a Berkeley account), and must be open to the public.
Applications for interdisciplinary projects will be preferred. Projects that bring in scholars and speakers from Latin America are highly sought. UC Berkeley graduate students, faculty, and lecturers from all disciplinary fields are welcome to apply.
Funding Amounts: Up to $10,000 per academic year (fall and spring semesters). Funds can be used towards honoraria, technical expenses, production costs, space rental, and domestic or international travel expenses. Food and refreshments are not allowed. All funds must be spent by May 31, 2024.
Application & Review Process
To apply for funding, please submit a single page proposal that includes the following information:
- Names and affiliations of organizing team members
- Central scholarly question and intended outcomes for the series
- Description of proposed events (tentative dates of events in the fall and/or spring semesters, speakers, venues, etc.)
- Intended audience
- Proposed itemized budget (up to $10,000)
- Mention other funding sources and uses for those funds
Submit applications as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15 2023. Email subject should be "Event Series Grant Application."
Applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes the CLACS Chair and Faculty Affiliates from different academic departments.
Event Series Procedures
Event organizers will sign an agreement that specifies the responsabilities of CLACS and of the organizers. CLACS may provide funding, publicity, and, occasionally, limited event production. CLACS will transfer funds to the organizer's home department, and the home department MSO must sign the agreement along with the organizers.
If funded, organizers should present a plan for the 2023-24 year by May 31, 2023.