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Undergraduate Funding Options for Latin America/Caribbean

  • Course extension travel stipends winter and summer courses--Open, contact Program Manager at 

  • Internships

  • Senior thesis winter or summer research--Open, contact Program Manager at

Graduate Funding Options for Latin America/Caribbean

Lourdes Benería Award* (LACS award for those graduate students (including those pursuing professional degrees) who are researching gender or planning in Latin America or the Caribbean; for in-country research costs excluding international airfare). For more information and a hardcopy application form, write to the Program Manager at
Application opening: November 1, 2021 (hardcopy application)  request it by writing to Subject line: "LBAward Applic Request"

Deadline: March 3, 2023      Decision by: March 31, 2023

Eligibility exceptions: Those graduating in Dec 2021 or May 2022; those who have not yet used their awarded SU'20 or SU'21 LBA grants.

Travel grants (Einaudi travel grants for airfare). Provides international airfare where Summer Research Grants and Lourdes Beneria Awards don't. Open: check back in Nov   Deadline: March 13, 2023

Summer research grants (LACS, for in-country research costs excluding international airfare), requires successful petition to Cornell to travel internationally. Opening: Nov 1, 2022 Deadline: March 13, 2023    Decision by: March 13, 2023.

Conference Grants -- We are not offering Conference Grants at this time.

Guidelines for Using All Online LACS Funding Applications

These guidelines are meant to help you avoid user-caused issues with our funding apps.

Following these these basic guidelines will help ensure a successful online process:

  • Access the funding application from a PC desktop computer (not a mobile device/tablet or smart phone).

  • Use a Chrome or Firefox browser in the most current version available.
  • Read and carefully follow the instructions in the online application form.
  • Ask your faculty member recommender for permission before naming them.
  • Ensure that you enter your recommender's information correctly in the online application.

*The Lourdes Benería Award is currently hoping to move to an online form, check back in November. Please contact LACS for questions. Note about using online forms: Sometimes technical problems happen due to poor internet connections; in these situations, it is best to wait and try again later when the connection seems stronger.

LACS offers conference grants up to $500 to fund travel to graduate students to present at conferences.

The Einaudi Center's faculty seed grant program advances international research and education at Cornell and supports international activities and events.

LACS will offer up to three research grants to qualified graduate students who need to conduct field research over the summer of 2021. Amount Up to $1,500 each.

The Lourdes Benería Award for summer field research helps fund students studying gender and planning in Latin America or the Caribbean.
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