Faculty Funding Opportunities

**Due to COVID-19, University-sponsored travel is restricted so please refer to the Princeton COVID Resources page on travel for more information.**

Since the inception of the Program in Latin American Studies in 1967, Princeton University scholars have guided the field forward, changing the shape of both research and education. Our faculty are among the leading minds in the field, pursuing scholarship that is changing the conversation about the region.

PLAS is pleased to serve as a funding partner for projects ranging from field research and conference travel to course enhancements that bring classroom teaching to life.

Research & Creative Projects
The Program in Latin American Studies is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity available to faculty conducting research or creative projects that do not require travel since all University-sponsored travel has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Summer Research

With special emphasis on tenure-track Assistant Professors, PLAS supports summer fieldwork centered in Latin America and the Caribbean through designated travel grants.

Conference Travel

In keeping with Princeton’s leadership in exploring Latin American topics, PLAS facilitates conference travel for associated faculty who present at academic conferences.

Translation Grants
From translating faculty work into Spanish or Portuguese to making works available in English, PLAS translation grants subsidize cross-language scholarship and communication.
Course Enhancements
PLAS funds visiting lecturers, field trips, and other course enhancements that bring content into focus, offering new understanding through contextual learning.
Co-Sponsorships
To bring Latin America to campus, PLAS encourages the development of public programming designed in partnership with other groups interested in the region.