CLAS Research and Resources

CLAS promotes research through a variety of initiatives addressing the Latin Americanist community at Berkeley.

CLAS is home to several active working groups, comprised of UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students who gather regularly to discuss and debate topics of mutual interest that cross disciplinary lines. CLAS provides funds which may be used for photocopying materials, transcription and printing, costs related to meetings, or visiting speakers.

CLAS supports the research of affiliated faculty through the award of:

Research grants
Travel awards for participation in conferences abroad
Curriculum development grants are also available for Latin America related courses.
Working Groups on issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Affiliated faculty also give public lectures at the Center and contribute to the CLAS Working Papers Series. Their work is regularly featured in the CLAS Newsletter.

CLAS promotes graduate student research through several grant programs:

Summer Field Research grants cover travel expenses so that graduate students can conduct pre-dissertation investigations abroad.
Mini-grants are available to graduate to help fund research projects.
Small travel grants are awarded to graduate students so that they can present papers and gain exposure to a network of researchers in their field at the Latin American Studies Association International Congresses.
• CLAS funds graduate student and faculty Working Groups on issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean.

CLAS promotes undergraduate studies through several programs:

• Mini-grants are available to undergraduate students to fund research projects.
• Internship and volunteer opportunities at the Center.
• Special courses.

CLAS also is working on a variety of research programs, reflecting the current research agenda of the Center, and making the fruits of that research available online. Please check back with this page and the website in general for updates on the progress of this program.


Research and Resources

CLAS Working Groups
Faculty Research and Resources
Graduate Student Research and Resources
Undergraduate Research and Resources
CLAS Research Programs
Multimedia Resources
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