Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Additional Funding Opportunities

LLILAS Community Engagement Award

Objective: 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.

Eligibility: Must be a currently enrolled LAS undergraduate or graduate student in good standing.

Amount: Two prizes will be awarded: $500 for the undergraduate recipient, $500 for the graduate recipient.

Application: 2016 Community Engagement Award Application (DOC, 82K)

Deadline: April 1, 2016

For more information, please contact Lindsey Engelman at 512.232.2404.


E.D. Farmer International Fellowships for Texans and Mexican Nationals

Objective: 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 or fieldwork in Mexico or to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies or research activities at The University of Texas at Austin.

Eligibility: The E. D. Farmer International Fellowship is limited to applicants who are residents or citizens of Mexico or the United States. Candidates must submit their applications under one of the following categories:

  1. Mexican students applying to UT Austin starting in the Fall 2016 semester
    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 academic excellence. Awardees 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. They must mail the following materials by February 19, 2016 to the address listed below. Their application must include a 1-2 page personal statement describing how the funds will assist them in accomplishing their educational goals at UT Austin. A letter of recommendation is also required.

    1) 1–2 page personal statement describing how the funds will assist in accomplishing educational goals at UT Austin
    2) Current CV including foreign language proficiency
    3) 2 letters of recommendation

    Mail application materials to the following address:

    E.D. Farmer International Fellowships
    c/o Perla Miranda, Graduate Coordinator
    Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, UT Austin
    Sid Richardson Hall 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, TX 78712-0331  USA
  2. Mexican students currently studying at UT Austin
    Eligible students are Mexican citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program at UT Austin. Undergraduate applicants must have satisfactorily completed at least two years of study in a reputable college or university. If the fellowship is requested to support living expenses, the awardee 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 field research in Mexico, funding will depend on the research budget presented by the applicant. Exchange program students are not eligible for the award. 

    Apply Online

  3. U.S. citizens or residents conducting research in Mexico
    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 summer research conducted in Mexico. The award amount varies according to the research budget.

    Apply Online

Deadline: 11:59 PM CST on February 19, 2016

Application Instructions: Submit the following materials through the UT Scholarship Portal:

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose
    • If aplying for a stipend, describe your academic studies at UT Austin and how this fellowship will further your studies.
    • If applying for summer field reearch funds, provide a research proposal and explanation of your budget.
  • Résumé or CV
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation: The application will request the contact information of your two references. The deadline for references to upload their letters of recommendation is February 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST.

If you experience any technical issues with the application and/or text box, please contact the Scholarship Team.

For more information, please contact Perla Miranda at 512.232.2402.

E.D. Farmer International Fellowships
c/o Perla Miranda, 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

Teléfono: 001.512.232.2402


  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712