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 intended 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.

Interdisciplinary Project Development (IPD) 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 only modest additional funding is needed.

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

For AY 2020-2021, the LAII will hold one round of review for IPD awards, with proposals due March 18, 2020. Grants will range up to $5,000 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 LAII Executive Committee or its designees. Awardees will be expected to report on activities and expenditures; administrative and reporting requirements will be specified in award letters. More complete information will be included in the Call for Proposals that will be posted January 2020. 

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.