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William Phelan

Cornell Affiliations:

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Latin American Studies Program


Opportunity Description

The LASP Graduate Student Conference Grants is offered through the Latin American Studies Program, part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

LASP offers conference grants up to $500 to fund travel to graduate students to present at conferences. Students should be presenting or presenting a poster display at the conference and the conference should be focused on Latin America and/or the Caribbean. An award may only be granted once per funding cycle year (October-September) and only after a graduate student applies for funding from their department and/or Graduate School.

Concurrent with submitting your LASP Graduate Student Conference Grant application to an elevated risk country (if the conference is overseas, see the State Department's list) you are also required to submit a request to ITART to travel to that particular country.  In the event that you receive Einaudi travel grant funds, the award will not be released until you complete the ITART application process. If your proposal includes travel to an elevated risk country, you are strongly encouraged to have a back-up plan for your project in the event that your ITART application is denied, or if the country to which you are traveling should become an elevated risk country subsequent to receiving your travel grant.  

Application Process:

You may be asked later to provide an invitation letter to the conference.

  • Round 1 application opens: August 15, 2020 - CLOSED
    • Round 1 Deadline closes September 14, 2020, for conferences held between October 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020.
  • Round 2 application opens: November 1, 2020 - CLOSED
    • Round 2 Deadline closes February 17, 2021, for conferences held between April 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020.