Individual Faculty Research Awards

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

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

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.


Check back in September 2020 to apply for 2020–21 funding.