Fellowships & Grants

Fellowships and grants for research and study are available through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) as well as other units across the U-M campus. Follow the links below to learn more about LACS fellowship and grant opportunities and others from across the university. If you have questions, please contact us at 734.763-3025 or by e-mail.

For Students:

  • Brazil Initiative Undergraduate Fellowships (Undergraduate students)
  • 2014 Tinker Field Research Grants (Graduate students)
    The Tinker Field Research Grants support graduate students conducting preliminary fieldwork in Latin America. The grants provide students with the opportunity to establish professional and academic contacts, familiarize themselves with sources relevant to their studies, conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations, and refine their projects Awards, up to $2,500, are made based on the quality of the proposal and academic progress of the applicant. Funds cover international airfare, in-country transportation, and some field-related expenses.
  • LACS Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships (Undergraduate and Graduate students)
    A FLAS fellowship from LACS provides tuition and stipend support to undergraduate and graduate students studying Portuguese or Quechua language during either the academic year or during the summer.
  • Alfredo Gutiérrez Dissertation Award (Graduate students)
    An annual award of $10,000 to one PhD candidate to support dissertation write-up.
  • International Institute (II) Funding Opportunities (Undergraduate and Graduate students)
    The International Institute (II) provides funding each year to support international research and study. This funding includes fellowships and grants for faculty and student research and internships abroad, as well as support for conferences and events on the Michigan campus. The II also provides guidance and administrative support to U-M applicants for national fellowships, such as the Fulbright and Luce awards.
  • Office of Financial Aid (Undergraduate and Graduate students)
    All financial assistance awarded directly to students is coordinated by the office of financial aid whose staff both ascertain students' eligibility for aid and assist LACS and the II in determining the proper method for disbursing funds to students.

For Faculty:

  • Faculty Grants for Translation
  • 2014 U-M/FAPESP Research Grants
    The University of Michigan (U-M) and the São Paulo State Research Foundation, Brazil (FAPESP) invite applications for grant funding of up to $20,000 per year for joint proposals that are focused on creating collaborations between U-M researchers and FAPESP supported researchers. Funding is for two years max. It is expected that most of the funds will be used for travel by collaborators and students, joint workshops, etc.