Study Abroad Partner Facilitator Award
The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education both to be a designated Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and to provide Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for our students over the next four years. The funding amounts to approximately 1.7 million in the four-year cycle. Our proposed initiatives for 2018-2022 focus on the theme of Connecting Communities in KU and the heartland to Latin American and Caribbean communities and institutions, in part by leveraging our existing partnerships locally and abroad.
This funding creates some amazing opportunities for curriculum development, programming, community outreach, and language learning in the region. In particular, there are funds available for KU faculty and non-KU educators to conduct individual or collaborative research (not for conference presentation, annual meetings, workshops, etc.) and/or to co-facilitate study abroad programs in Latin American or Caribbean countries.
The Study Abroad Partner Facilitator Awards are for faculty leading a field school or study abroad program to Latin America or the Caribbean. This award can be used to pay for a “partner” or “co-facilitator” who is a faculty member form an area Community College, Minority Serving Institution or K-12 School. Funds can also be used towards your own travel expenses in order to bring down the costs for students or to match to a faculty member from another institution. If interested, expressed your interest via email to Marta Caminero-Santangelo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submit a full application at least 60 days before travel. For questions, contact Marta Caminero-Santangelo (email@example.com).
In order to complete this application you will also need to provide the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Curriculum Vitae for involved faculty
- Field School or Study Abroad Program Information
- Detailed budget
- and any information about other sources of funding