Individual Faculty Research Awards

Biblioteca, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Photo by Catherine S. Ramírez.

About Individual Faculty Research Awards

The Research Center for the Americas (RCA) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Individual Faculty Research Awards up to $1500. These grants are intended to support high quality research in the areas of interest to the RCA including Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American, migration, cross-border/hemispheric, and human rights studies.

Recipients are expected to acknowledge the RCA's support in any publications related to the sponsored research and to share their findings in a public forum convened by the RCA. Additionally, they must submit a report by June 15th to conclude the fiscal year. 

About the Budget for Individual Faculty Research Award

Allowable expenses include support of course release, student research assistance, miscellaneous services  (e.g., manuscript preparation, translation, videographer, website developer); software packages, books, and supplies; and travel for research and to present work at professional meetings (economy-class airfare only, following UC travel guidelines).

Non-allowable expenses include general overhead and computer hardware.

Please notify the RCA in advance by email if there are significant changes to your proposed budget. An example of a significant change is if you've proposed to use your funds to travel to a conference, but are no longer able to do so. Any significant changes must be pre-approved.

Applying for Research Software Licenses by RCA Affiliated Faculty

Starting in AY 2021-22, the RCA is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a very limited number of research software licenses for RCA affilaited faculty only. This application is only for research software licenses and no other research or travel expenses are included. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and you should anticipate a 2-3 week turn around. 

Recipients are expected to acknowledge the RCA's support in any publications related to this sponsorship.
Check back in October 2022 to apply...