At the LAII we're committed to supporting students whose scholarship focuses on Latin America. This means not only that we support the students in the Latin American Studies (LAS) program, but also that we fund students focusing on the region in other departments across campus.

Each year Latin American Studies students received substantive financial aid through resources like graduate assistantships (GA), teaching assistantships (TA), departmental scholarships, and in-state tuition waivers. We also provided funding for research through our Field Research Grants (FRGs).

We invite you to learn more about our funding opportunities below.

Undergraduate Funding

The UNM Scholarship Office can help students identify funding to support their studies. Pending funding approval from the US/Department of Education, LAII will FLAS fellowships for undergraduate students interested in learning Portuguese, Nahuatl, Quechua, and Yucatec Maya, at the intermediate level (second year) or above, in combination with area studies.

Graduate Funding

The UNM Office of Graduate Studies can help students identify additional funding to support their studies. For LAII funding, please note that Field Research Grants, PhD Fellowships, and FLAS Fellowships are open to students in any discipline (including LAS students); all other funding is reserved for students in the LAS program.