Funding Opportunities for Associated Faculty
Summer Research Funding
These grants (up to $5,000) are designed to support research-related travel for work in, or work focusing on, Latin America and the Caribbean. Proposals for research to be undertaken in summer 2015 should be submitted to PLAS by Monday, April 6, 2015: they should include a concise research statement, a detailed budget, schedule of travel (departure and return), and an indication of any additional project support. Preference will be given to requests by tenure-track Assistant Professors. Grants are for summer travel: they can be used to cover transportation, accommodations, and other travel-related expenses. Funds cannot be used to hire research assistants. Grantees will be notified by Friday, May 8, 2015. No Advance Payment can be processed. Requests for reimbursement must be made within 60 days of your return from a trip. After 60 days, you must send an explanation of lateness and a request for review and approval to the Dean of the Faculty or Vice President for Finance. If the late reimbursement is approved, it must be reported by the University to the IRS as taxable income.
The Program should be credited in any resulting publication(s).
Conference Travel Grants
The Program will reimburse associated faculty members for travel to one conference per academic year (July 1–June 30) to present on a Latin American topic. For 2014-15, the expenses are capped at $1,100 per conference. No prior application is necessary; reimbursement requests may be submitted at any time during the academic year (these should include a completed, signed business expense reimbursement form, original receipts, boarding passes, and a photocopy of the conference program).
PLAS entertains proposals to subsidize the translation of faculty publications into Spanish or Portuguese, and the translation of Spanish or Portuguese publications into English (July 1–June 30). To apply, please send a brief request, including publication details, to email@example.com. PLAS should be credited in the resulting re-publication.
Guest Speakers in Courses & Course-Related Field Trips
PLAS entertains proposals from faculty who are teaching sponsored or cross-listed courses, to cover travel expenses and honoraria for in-class guest speakers (two per semester maximum per faculty member). These funds can also be used to cover field trips to exhibitions, plays, concerts, or similar cultural events in the New York-Philadelphia corridor. To apply, please send a brief description of the proposed activity, together with a budget, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lectures & Conferences
PLAS entertains individual or joint proposals to support public programming (e.g., seminars, workshops, conferences), including course-related public events. Proposals should include a brief statement of purpose (including a note explaining how the event relates to a course, if applicable), a list of invitees, a detailed budget, and a list of co-sponsors. Ideally, proposals should be submitted one semester in advance so that the event can be included in the PLAS calendar. Grantees are expected to handle travel and accommodation through their home departments; PLAS will assist in event publicity.