Additional Funding Opportunities
LLILAS Community Engagement Award
LLILAS educates students to actively engage the world. Students acquire a first-class education in Latin American Studies, working with faculty who generate knowledge that is crucial to building a more just, safer, and more prosperous Latin America. We seek to inspire our students, our faculty, and the communities we serve to change the world for the better.
The Community Engagement Award is designed to recognize a LLILAS student who demonstrates a commitment to community service, either in the United States or in Latin America, through a strong record of volunteerism and/or activism with one or more community organizations. Applicants will describe the nature and social impact of their work and how it ties in and is informed by their intellectual or research interests in Latin America broadly defined (i.e., work with organizations that serve Latino immigrants in the US would be eligible, for example). They also will need to submit a letter of support from the community organization in question. Our goal is to promote and recognize agents of change who improve the well-being of our region, and to encourage and recognize the commitment to social change of LLILAS students and their involvement with local communities beyond the university.
Must be a currently enrolled LAS undergraduate or graduate student in good standing.
Two prizes will be awarded: $500 for the undergraduate recipient, $500 for the graduate recipient.
2014 Community Engagement Award Application (PDF, 110K)
Application for the 2014 competition is due Friday, February 28, 2014.
For more information, please contact Lindsay Dudley at 512.232.2404.
E.D. Farmer International Fellowships for Texans and Mexican Nationals
The Texas Legislature created the E. D. Farmer International Fellowship with the purpose of building friendship and fostering goodwill between Texas and Mexico. This fellowship provides financial support to conduct research, fieldwork, or studies in Mexico or to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies or research activities at The University of Texas at Austin.
The E. D. Farmer International Fellowship is limited to applicants from Mexico and Texas. Candidates must submit their applications under one of the following categories:
1) Mexican students applying to UT Austin
Eligible students are Mexican citizens: (1) who are applying to an undergraduate program at UT Austin and have already completed satisfactorily at least two years of study in a reputable college or university; or, (2) who are applying to a graduate program at UT Austin. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in academic qualifications. Awardees are eligible for in-state tuition and receive a lump-sum award for use during the academic year. Stipends vary from year to year but can be up to $4,000 per student.
Mexican students who are applying to UT are not eligible to apply online. Please send your application to the scholarship coordinator address listed below. Your application must include a 1-2 page personal statement describing how the funds will assist you in accomplishing your educational goals at UT Austin. Please also include two sealed letters of recommendation.
2) Mexican students currently studying at UT Austin
Eligible students are Mexican citizens currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at UT Austin. Undergraduate applicants must have already completed satisfactorily at least two years of study in a reputable college or university. If the fellowship is requested to support living expenses, the awardee is eligible for in-state tuition and receives a lump-sum award at the beginning of each semester. Stipends vary from year to year but can be up to $4,000 per student. If the fellowship is requested to support research in Mexico, funding will depend on the research budget presented by the applicant. Exchange program students are not eligible for the award.
3) Applicants from the State of Texas
Eligible applicants from the State of Texas are students who have satisfactorily completed at least two years of study at an accredited college or university. This fellowship can only be used to support research conducted in Mexico. The award amount varies according to the research budget.
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, February 28, 2014.
E.D. Farmer International Fellowships
c/o Steve Alvarez, Graduate Coordinator
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 1.310
2300 Red River Street D0800
Austin, TX 78712-0331, USA
For more information, please contact Steve Alvarez at 512.232.2402.