The Faculty Grants program provides support for faculty-led student travel to the region in connection with new and existing, for-credit course offerings. Field trips must offer substantive engagement consistent with the goals of the course, enhance student understanding of Latin American issues, and cannot infringe on regularly scheduled class time. Faculty members must accompany the students throughout the field experience.
The goal of the Faculty Grants Program is to support new initiatives. In cases where support for more than one year is anticipated, this should be part of the initial application. Applicants should realize that sources of funding other than DRCLAS will be required for continuation beyond 2 years. In addition to the required application materials, the application package must include a detailed itinerary for the trip and the teaching objectives or link to the course.
A typical award in this category is $10,000-$20,000