Faculty Grants

Faculty research and travel grants are funded jointly by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU and the U.S. Department of Education (Title VI-NRC).

Individual research and travel grants are available to all full-time NYU faculty or library staff. Preference will be given to junior faculty and library staff, but other members of the faculty are also encouraged to apply.

Grants can be used at any time during the year for data-gathering, books and materials, research assistance, or other expenses which will facilitate faculty research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Awards will be given for faculty travel to any country of Latin America and the Caribbean (or elsewhere when relevant) to carry out research.

Please send any inquires to clacs@nyu.edu.


To Apply

All faculty grants are awarded once a year. Please review the following terms carefully. Complete a cover page at this link (login to NYU account required) and then please send the following documents as one PDF to clacs@nyu.edu:

  1. A brief research proposal describing the work to be undertaken and its professional significance, including duration and itinerary of the project. (3 pages)
  2. Concise Curriculum Vitae (2 pages)
  3. A summary budget table, organized by category of expense, and an explanatory budget narrative. (1-2 pages)

The deadline for Summer 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018 grants is February 10, 2017.

Terms of Awards

1. This grant competition is open to all NYU faculty members.
2. Faculty may apply for more than one type of grant.
3. Individual faculty travel may take place throughout the current and proceeding academic year through August 14.
4. A detailed budget must be submitted with proposal. Receipts for all covered expenses are required upon return.
5. Equipment purchases are not allowable expenses.
6. All international travel MUST use United States Air Travel Carriers and a request for travel plus a priced itinerary must be submitted AT LEAST one month in advance of travel. CLACS will not support international travel that does not conform to these policies. Additionally, domestic travel must be pre-approved prior to purchase.
7. Approved use of funds include transportation, lodging, per diem, and research materials (on a case-by-case basis).
8. Grant availability is contingent upon continued funding from DOE Title VI program. Title VI funding may be used for research in and about Latin American and the Caribbean. Projects focusing on US-focused ethnic communities and Puerto Rico do not qualify.
9. All recipients are required to send a report to CLACS detailing outcomes of their grants.