All of Latin America Faculty Grant Eligibility & Application

Next Deadlines:

November 1, 2021 for performance period ending by May 31, 2022 (AY 21-22)
March 23, 2022 for performance period July 1, 2022-May 31, 2023 (AY 22-23)

Application Form

The program will accept only one proposal per faculty applicant per year, and will not fund multiple or repeat applications for the same project from collaborating faculty members. The committee gives priority to faculty members who have not previously received grants but will consider consecutive funding for course-based projects, on a case by case basis.

Please consult the various grant categories for specific requirements and award amounts.


The applicant must be an Assistant, Associate or full Professor employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School.  Applicants from the Harvard Medical School must be an Assistant, Associate or full Professor actively teaching Harvard students at the time of application (undergraduates, GSAS-enrolled Ph.D. students or students enrolled in the two HMS MD programs), and employed by Harvard University. Must be ladder faculty. Final decisions about eligibility will be determined during the review process.

Application Requirements

  • Application form

  • An abstract (no more than two paragraphs)

  • A proposal

  • Letter(s) from any collaborating institution

  • A detailed budget with a list of other funding sources

  • A five-page CV of the faculty applicant

In preparing a proposal, the applicant should remember that DRCLAS is a University-wide center and therefore reviewers may need brief background information to fully appreciate what might be of obvious importance to someone within a particular discipline.


In cases where additional clarity or details about a proposal would help the review committee decide on funding, the committee may invite resubmission of a proposal for the following application deadline. Proposals resubmitted in the absence of an invitation will not be evaluated.

Availability of Funding

The DRCLAS Faculty Grants program distributes $212,000 per year.  However there often are considerably more worthy proposals submitted than can be funded.  Under the new review process proposals will be evaluated for how well they advance the mission of the center.  The review committee will recommend full funding to the DRCLAS executive committee for as many proposals as possible.  Regardless of the requested budget, the ability of the applicant to leverage funding from DRCLAS with funding from other sources is viewed favorably.  

Applications with total budgets exceeding $20,000 will always be expected to involve other contributors. 

Faculty Grants may not be used to cover or supplement faculty salary, research staff salary, student stipends, administrative salaries, indirect costs, or to purchase computer hardware or other office-related equipment. Additional restrictions may apply, at the committee’s discretion.


Contact Edwin Ortiz, Manager of Academic Services