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Funding: Conference Travel Support


The LAII provides modest travel funds for full-time faculty members, including lecturers, who are presenting papers on Latin America or Iberia at a professional conference or meeting. The LAII can fund only one request per person per academic year. The maximum funding permitted is 50% of the least expensive airfare (domestic or international) or $350, whichever is less. International travel to Latin America must comply with the Travel America Act, which requires use of U.S. air carriers, and must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education at least 45 days prior to travel. Airline tickets should not be purchased until approval has been received.As a recipient of LAII funding for your conference travel, the LAII might ask you to assist with various initiatives such as student recruitment during your travels. The time requested of you would be very modest and likely involve delivering print materials and/or briefly meeting with a few individuals.

Application Information

To request conference travel support, please complete the LAII Faculty Conference Travel Support request form at least 45 days in advance of your trip, and submit it to:

  • Latin American and Iberian Institute
  • MSC02 1690, UNM Campus

Submissions may also be made electronically to:

  • Vickie Nelson
  • Associate Director for Business Operations
  • Telephone: (505) 277-4821
  • Email: