The Center for Latin American Studies offers several scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships for students studying at the University of Florida. A field research grant competition, summer foreign language fellowships, and internship opportunities are also supported.

We encourage you to look through the various financial opportunities offered below and process your application.

Graduate Assistants are required to submit their hours on a bi-weekly schedule. You will receive an automated email reminder at the end of each pay period. Please submit no later than 4 days after the pay period has ended.
If you have any questions, please contact Po Echeguren at secheguren@latam.ufl.edu


Please note the following terms and conditions as you fill out your request form:

  • Student Gathering Events are limited to 1 per semester.
  • Center funds cannot and will not be given for the purchase of alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed under any circumstance at center funded student events.
  • Center funds will also not cover spouses, friends, alumni, or any other guests (i.e. family members, non LAS student, etc.)
  • Should there be unauthorized use of funds, amount will need to be reimbursed to the center by appropriate party.
  • The preemptive guest list is to determine the number of students interested in attending the event. This is NOT a final guest count and will only be used to determine the appropriate budget for the event. An RSVP link with final event information will still be required to be sent out for a final count.
  • A sign in sheet is required at all events. All students participating must sign in and sheet should be uploaded immediately following the event.
  • Students are not allowed to order additional food to take home. All food ordered must be for consumption at the event.
  • The center will be point of contact and will set the final budget with event local/caterers.

Are you interested in applying for a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies? We encourage interested students to reach out to our MALAS Advisor, Clate Korsant, at ckorsant@latam.ufl.edu, or the Center Director, Carlos de la Torre, at delatorre.carlos@latam.ufl.edu. Please reach out so we can get to know your academic goals and interests! If you have already contacted us please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Apply for the Certificate here: https://my.admissions.ufl.edu/register/CertCEApp

Step 2: Fill out this advising form

Step 3: Meet with Clate Korsant to discuss plans for earning the certificate 

Please contact Po Echeguren at secheguren@latam.ufl.edu, if you have questions about your certificate application, and on your final semester so that she can verify that you have completed the certificate requirements and make sure you are on the degree list.

For more information about the requirements, please visit http://www.latam.ufl.edu/academics/graduate-programs/las-graduate-certificate/

Thank  you for your interest in becoming an affiliate with the Center. Typically affiliates devote at least 25% of their professional activity (teaching, research, service, or outreach) to Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latin@s in the United States.

In addition to your CV, we would need a brief paragraph on your research and/or teaching related to the Latin American/Caribbean/Latin@ Studies. Once you complete this form and upload your CV, your materials will be presented at one of our monthly Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) meetings for approval.  

Benefits of LAS Affiliate Faculty Status

  • Eligible to apply for Center funding (course development, professional development travel)
  •  Invited to major Center events 
  • Useful for CV and P&T
  • Eligible to run for positions on the Faculty Advisory Council (FAC)
  •  Latin American-related courses can be cross-listed with the Center and promoted through our website

Responsibilities/Expectations of Affiliate Faculty

  • Assist the Center in promoting Latin American Studies (LAS) programs and courses across campus
  • Collaborate with Core and other Affiliate Faculty working in LAS
  • Serve occasionally on ad hoc LAS committees
  • Provide input on innovative ideas for new LAS academic initiatives and programs
  •  Serve as advisors/mentors for LAS graduate students when appropriate 

Call for volunteers for Center for Latin American Studies Award Committees 2020-2021 (on behalf of the Award Committee of CLAS, UF).

The Center for Latin American Studies has created an Award Committee to streamline the process of creating committees to grant awards and recognitions to our students throughout the academic year. Our goal is to avoid as much as possible ad-hoc committees and facilitate fair sharing of the workload and institutionalized award granting processes.  

With these goals in mind, please, let us know if you would like to volunteer for one or more of the award committees listed below for the academic year 2020-2021. If you select more than one committee, please note your preference. 

  • The award committee encourages CLAS core faculty to please volunteer in at least one committee if this is at all possible for you. This list does not include TCD committees, the call for which was sent to CLAS core and affiliate faculty earlier. 
  • If you are already doing award committee work for TCD, you do not need to volunteer in these other Center Wide, MALAS, and MDP award committees.


If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Martínez Novo (m.martineznovo@ufl.edu)

The Center for Latin American Studies considers proposals to organize or co-sponsor faculty- and student-led initiatives from the University of Florida, as well as from other academic and cultural institutions. These initiatives include but are not limited to, conferences, lectures, invited speakers, community engagement, arts initiatives, and other events both on- and off-campus. If you wish to propose a speaker for one of the Center’s lecture series, you’re welcome to do so. We also accept proposals for a Spanish-speaking audience. 

Please check the LAS Event Calendar before submitting a request. Multiple events on the same day will not be considered for funding. All funding requests will have a response within 15 working days. 

Important: 

  • To complete this form you will be prompted to log-in through Submittable. If you do not have a valid account, you will need to create a free Submittable account.  
  • If you encounter technical issues with the form, please contact support@submittable.com.
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  • All communications regarding your submission will occur via email.

Please provide information about the first stretch of your progress through the MALAS program. If you cannot fill in some details, provide tentative ideas or write PENDING and submit the form with all information that you do have. 


TO DO in this term: 

  • Identify a professor to serve as your thesis, capstone or intern advisor. 
  • In conjunction with Methods Course, develop detailed proposal for your Master’s project.


If you have any additional questions, please contact Po Echeguren (secheguren@latam.ufl.edu).

Please provide information about the first stretch of your progress through the MALAS program. If you cannot fill in some details, provide tentative ideas or write PENDING and submit the form with all information that you do have. 


NOTE key milestones this term:

  • Complete your committee membership, submit signed form to Dr. Suárez. 
  • Gain advisor’s written approval on thesis research proposal or capstone/internship proposal. 
  • If Fall: In conjunction with Methods course, develop initial draft of thesis research proposal or internship or capstone plan.
  • If Spring: In conjunction with Issues and Perspectives, identify topic of interests, explore approaches, and build an annotated bibliography.


If you have any additional questions, please contact Po Echeguren (secheguren@latam.ufl.edu).

Please provide information about the first stretch of your progress through the MALAS program. If you cannot fill in some details, provide tentative ideas or write PENDING and submit the form with all information that you do have. 


NOTE key milestones this term: 

  • Submit Thesis Plan, Internship Paper Plan, or Capstone Plan to all committee members.
  • Committee meeting to discuss the plan, establish consensus on strategies for culminating project, sign approval form. 
  • Submit to Dr. Carlos A. Suárez approved plan signed by committee members.

 
If you have any additional questions, please contact Po Echeguren (secheguren@latam.ufl.edu).

Please provide information about the first stretch of your progress through the MALAS program. If you cannot fill in some details, provide tentative ideas or write PENDING and submit the form with all information that you do have.

NOTE key milestones this term: 

  • Defend MA project, file with Dr. Carlos A. Suárez, file thesis with University. 
  • Apply to graduate. 
  • Complete all the curriculum requirements for MALAS degree and any certificates chosen.

  
If you have any additional questions, please contact Po Echeguren (secheguren@latam.ufl.edu).

The Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce it has resources available for affiliate faculty to attend workshops, meetings, conferences, or for the development of international linkages on Latin American topics. Travel must take place between August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023. If you are applying for two separate events, please submit an application for each one. 


Funds may be used for travel expenses such as lodging, transportation, meals, or conference registration fees. All interested faculty must complete the online application by Monday , October 31, 2022. 


Andrea Dahdah Palencia | Conference Event Coordinator | andrea.dahdah@latam.ufl.edu |  (352) 273-4715


Important:  

  • To complete this form you will be prompted to log-in through Submittable. If you do not have a valid account, you will need to create a free Submittable account.  
  • If you encounter technical issues with the form, please contact support@submittable.com.
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  • All communications regarding your submission will occur via email.


The Center for Latin American Studies has resources available for graduate students to present at an academic or professional conference on Latin American topics during the Fall 2022 and early Spring 2023 terms. Students enrolled in the MA program in Latin American Studies or the LAS graduate certificate program will receive priority for funding. If you are applying for two separate events, please submit an application for each one. Travel must take place between August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023


If you are graduating this semester, you may apply for funding even if the conference date is after your official date of graduation. For example, if you are traveling to Guadalajara, Mexico, because your presentation has been accepted at LASA, you must submit your receipts immediately after your return.
Funds may be used for travel expenses such as lodging, transportation, meals, or conference registration fees. All interested students must complete the online application by Monday, October 31, 2022. 


Andrea Dahdah | Conference Event Coordinator | andrea.dahdah@latam.ufl.edu |  (352) 273-4715



Important:

  • To complete this form you will be prompted to log-in through Submittable. If you do not have a valid account, you will need to create a free Submittable account.  
  • If you encounter technical issues with the form, please contact support@submittable.com.
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  • All communications regarding your submission will occur via email.