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Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2024 Graduate Student Research Grants

The Latin American Institute and Program in Caribbean Studies invite applications for Summer 2024 Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $2,000.


Applicants must be full-time graduate students at UCLA. Applicants may be citizens of any country and may be enrolled in a graduate program in any school, department, or institute. Research conducted in Latin America will receive priority consideration, but research carried out in the US or elsewhere on a Latin America-related topic may also be considered.

Required Materials

  • Research statement (2-page limit)
  • Current CV
  • Itemized budget and timeline
  • Two letters of recommendation


March 29, 2024

Grant Requirements

Recipients must submit proof of travel and a 1-2 page report on their trip no later than October 1, 2024.

Awards are contingent upon graduate students not having not received already 2023-2024 funding equivalent to their cost of attendance as determined by the Division of Graduate Studies.

Requests for letters of recommendation will not go out until the application is submitted, so we suggest you submit a week or two early to give your letter writers time to submit.

These grants are made possible by the Mellon Foundation Latin American Studies Endowment. Grants awarded for research in the Caribbean are supported by the Manuel P. González Caribbean Studies Fund.

Application Form

For more info please contact:
Bryan Pitts