Field Research Grants 2016-17

Research grants for UCLA Doctoral and Master's students

These grants, administered by the UCLA Latin American Institute, are made possible thanks to the support of the Mellon Foundation. Grants are for research on any Latin American topic. Competition is open to graduate students from all disciplines and departments. It is expected that research supported by these grants will be completed prior to the start of Spring Quarter 2017.

Grant Conditions:

  • Applicants must be UCLA graduate students in good standing

  • Grants will not be awarded to any applicant who has received an LAI Research Grant in the last year and/or received funds of an equal or larger amount from another source for the same project

  • Award monies may not be used to cover UC salaries, publication or translation costs, manuscript preparation, indexing, or major equipment purchases such as computers, printers, etc.

  • Funds may not be used to hire research assistants

  • Publications that result, fully or partially, from this grant must acknowledge support from the UCLA Latin American Institute and Mellon Foundation

  • Grant recipients must submit a narrative and financial report within 30 days of the end of the funding period indicating accomplishments and any publications resulting from the project

  • Grant recipients must be willing to make a presentation on their research findings scheduled during the 2016-2017 academic year

  • Funds will become available in July 2016

Amount: up to $2,000 

Application deadline is May 16, 2016.

Click here to submit an application for this grant.

For more info please contact:
David Arriaza
(310) 206-6572