Captured in the Cordillera Blanca in the Northern Andes of Peru by undergraduate student Gregory Strine,  "A Day in the Life", named Honorable Mention in the People category of the 2015 International Photography Exhibition
NEWSLETTER: February 5, 2018
Tinker Field Research Grants Available
Ryan Crumley conducting research in Peru, 2014.
The Tinker Foundation has awarded a Field Research grant to  the Center for Latin American Studies, which will be used to provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research.
This award, combined with matching funds from the Office of International Affairs, will provide $20,000 in 2018 to graduate and professional students seeking to travel in Latin America for master's thesis and doctoral research. Grant funding is renewable for a three-year period. Up to $3,000 per student may be awarded.
The application will be available on the Center for Latin American Studies website on February 1st with a deadline to apply by March 15, 2018.
For more information, please visit: .

Lecture by Alexandra Lucas Coelho
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Hagerty Hall 255
Join the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center for Latin American Studies for a lecture from the Portuguese writer, Alexandra Lucas Coelho. Her newest book, Deus Dara, studies the colonial history between Portugal and Brazil. Copies of the novel will be available for signing at the lecture. Ms. Coelho will address topics such as: 
- The resistance to this debate in Portugal in 2017
- The novel as a transgender text: structure, language and resources
- The novel as a terreiro (the grounds of the Afro-Brazilian religions where ancestors, spirits and divinities are embodied)
Call for Proposals: 2018 Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures
The second Symposium on Indigenous Languages and Cultures of Latin America (ILCLA), organized in conjunction with the fourth Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (STLILLA 2018) brings together instructors, practitioners, activists, indigenous leaders, scholars and learners who study indigenous languages and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

ILCLA/STLILLA will take place October 25-28, 2018 at Ohio State. Proposals are now being accepted for individual presentations and group panels related to one of eight thematic tracks. Proposals are due  March 15, 2018. More information about the thematic tracks and application process can be found at:
Stanford Libraries Access Grant
The Stanford University Center for Latin American Studies and the Stanford University Libraries are offering library access grants for faculty from qualified U.S. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges to conduct research relating to Latin America using Stanford University Libraries. The Stanford University Library System is one of the largest academic and research libraries in North America, and the Latin American collection is one of the most comprehensive in the country. A sampling of the primary sources available in Special Collections can be found listed  here.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant
All graduate students conducting research abroad this summer are encouraged to apply for the Global Gateway Graduate Student Research Abroad Grant.

The grant will fund applicants from a variety of disciplines who plan to conduct research abroad this summer, especially in locations where Ohio State has a Global Gateway office - China, India and Brazil - and where Ohio State hopes to have a more significant presence in the future - Ethiopia and Turkey. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to $1,000 to assist with travel related expenses for research abroad. The application deadline is
March 1, 2018.

Funded by the Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School and the Council of Graduate Students, the grant encourages and promotes the professional and academic development of graduate student researchers at Ohio State by providing financial support allowing students to undertake thesis or dissertation research abroad.

For more information about the Global Gateway Grant, contact  Liz Koss or visit the  Council of Graduate Students website.

Alexandra Cuesta: Filmmaker Talk & Screening
On  Monday, February 12th at 12:45 pm , filmmaker Alexandra Cuesta will be screening a selection of her award-winning short films at the Gateway Theater House #4. Alexandra Cuesta's work combines experimental film traditions and documentary practices. She commences from the public sphere and explores poetic and subjective representations of reality. Social structures, instances of displacement, and cultural diasporas, are some of the recurring concerns present in her work. 

This event is sponsored by The Global Mobility Project at Ohio State and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Global Health Initiative: Service Trip to Guatemala
The Global Health Initiative at OSU is a student group dedicated to increasing awareness and providing educational opportunities related to global health issues to help our members find their passion within the vast field of public health. The organization is looking for students who are interested in participating in their international service trip to Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala City, and Huehuetenango. 

If you or your students are interested in learning more about the program, please visit the Global Health Initiative website or contact the organization at
University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Instiutte: Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar travel award
The University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and the University Libraries are pleased to invite applications for the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar travel award. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm (MT).

Attached is the Call for Applications. For more information and to apply, go to
2018 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty
The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its sixth annual CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty. The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. For more information about the nomination process, please visit:   

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, February 9th, 2018
Call for Papers: Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences
The 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences ( CLACSO) will take place in Buenos Aires, November 19-23, 2018. CLACSO is the first international forum on critical thinking and will offer over 500 accommodation and travel grants for participants. Abstracts may be submitted in any of 36 thematic areas in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. 

General registration closes April 12th, 2018 and selections for individual, group, or institutional lectures at the open panel discussion will be released beginning June 12, 2018.
Graduate Student International Research Scholarships Available
The Office of International Affairs is seeking applications for a scholarship that supports graduate and professional students in international research or travel. The deadline to apply for the Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship is Friday, February 23.
The Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace provides one or more awards for deserving graduate and professional students active in research or study that contributes to the pursuit of international understanding and peace. Students focused on international problems from any department or field are encouraged to apply.
Call for Applications: Eduardo O'Gorman Fellows Program
The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Columbia University invites applications for the Edmundo O'Gorman Scholars Program. Appointments are available for any four to eight-week period in 2019.  Preference will be given to projects that stress collaboration with Columbia faculty and use of available research resources at Columbia University and in New York City. Applicants may represent any academic discipline or professional school. 

  For more information, please visit Applications are due  April 8, 2018.
Call for Papers:  The Brazilian Graduate Students & Scholars Conference (BRASCON)
The Brazilian Graduate Students & Scholars Conference (BRASCON) will be held at Ohio State on June 23 and 24th. Those interested in presenting either a talk or a poster are welcome to submit abstracts through February 15, 2018. More information is available at
Office of International Affairs Academic Enrichment Research Grants
The Office of International Affairs is seeking applications for its Academic Enrichment Research Grants, which supports activities with lasting impact across the globe. The grant competition is open to faculty, graduate and undergraduates whose applications focus on research projects that address global issues, connect discipline-specific research to programs in diverse cultural settings, explores the languages, cultures, arts, social sciences and area studies and/or promotes active collaborations with institutional partners.  Deadline to apply is February 9. Contact: .
Mershon Center Scholarships and Research Grants
Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State faculty and students to apply for research grants and scholarship funds. The deadline for all applications is 5 p.m. on  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 .

Applications for Faculty Research and Seed Grants and Graduate Student Research Grants must be for projects related to the study of national security in a global context.  In recent years the center has funded several dozen faculty and graduate student research projects with grants for travel, seminars, conferences, interviews, experiments, surveys, library costs, and more.

The Mershon Center has also established International Security Scholarships for Undergraduate Theses and Study Abroad to support undergraduates whose professional career plans lie in the field of international security and who would benefit doing research for an undergraduate thesis or studying in a foreign country. 
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