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Interdisciplinary Project Development

As part of the LAII's efforts to foster stimulating teaching and scholarship on Latin America, we are issuing a call for proposals for interdisciplinary project development awards. The awards are meant to assist UNM full time tenured or tenure-track faculty in developing interdisciplinary research and creative activities, including but not limited to writing and submission of extra-mural funding proposals related to Latin American and Iberian area studies.

The 2018 funding competition is closed. Please check back for details concerning the 2019 competition.

Interdisciplinary Project Development (IDP) awards will directly assist program development, supporting faculty travel, assistantships and travel for graduate students, and travel and honoraria costs to bring outside advisors and presenters to UNM.  The program will not pay salary or supplemental compensation to faculty participants.  Proposals will be considered at any stage, from concept and idea generation, to preparation of proposals for submission to external funding organizations, to complete research projects for which costs are relatively low and external funding unavailable.

Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at UNM are invited to apply.

For AY 2017-2018, the LAII will hold one round of review for IPD awards, with first stage proposals due March 19, 2018. Grants will range up to $5000 per project, though smaller awards are likely depending upon demand and available resources.

Applications should be six to eight pages in length single-spaced, plus a bibliography and the CVs of faculty applicants. The awards committee will consist of the director and associate director of the LAII, and three members or officers of the LAII Executive Committee, selected by that body. Awardees will be expected to report on activities and expenditures; administrative and reporting requirements will be specified in award letters. More complete information is included in the Call for Proposals below.

The LAII asks that funding recipients formally acknowledge the Institute's role in supporting their scholarship. Please review our complete Expectations for Acknowledgement for more details.