Community Organization Sponsorships
Note: Community Organization Sponsorship funds have been allocated for the 2014–2015 fiscal year. Funding for 2015–2016 will be available in September 2015.
Public Engagement extends LLILAS’s core activities of education, research, and exchange to K–12 and postsecondary schools, businesses, civic and nonprofit organizations, and the general public. Just as we see our students and faculty as agents of change for the region, we believe it is our responsibility to create opportunities for residents of our state—and beyond—to engage in programs and partnerships that promote constructive association with Latin America. LLILAS seeks to be an agent of change within our community, working with Latino and Latin American immigrant populations as well as the organizations that serve them. Central to our mission is a desire to improve the well-being of the people of the region, both north and south of the U.S.-Mexico border.
LLILAS is launching the community organization sponsorship program to facilitate the work of Austin organizations by providing resources such as student and faculty linkages, logistical support, and funding.
We invite applications for special events and/or ongoing programs that fit with our goal to serve Latinos and Latin American immigrants in Central Texas. In selecting recipients, priority will be given to proposals that:
- align with our intellectual agenda and priority areas of cultural agency, social inequalities, and sustainable democracies (see LLILAS Priorities);
- present opportunities for collaboration and exchange with students and faculty;
- are submitted at least four (4) weeks before the program; and
- request financial support not exceeding $500.
To apply for support, please submit a one-page proposal that includes: contact person/chair; type of support requested (including amount of funding); title of program; date(s) and location of program; number of attendees expected; brief description of program and relevance to LLILAS. Proposals may be submitted via e-mail, fax, or mail. Decisions are made as requests are received, until annual funds are depleted.
Questions and proposals should be directed to:
Lindsey Engelman, Public Engagement Coordinator
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS)
The University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River Street D0800
Austin, TX 78712-1428