Fund Details
Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) - Fall Semester, Winter and Spring Break Travel/Conference Award
Award Amount
up to $500
Competition Type


CLAIS Fall Semester/Winter Break Travel Awards are available to Yale Graduate and Professional School students to help defray travel costs for research trips or trips to present at conferences in or about Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. This is a supplemental award, so awards will only be up to $500 per student.

Preference is given to members of the CLAIS Graduate and Professional School Student Network and the CLAIS Undergraduate Fellows Network. See:

Awards will be up to $500 and will be paid as reimbursements for substantiated expenses that conform to Yale travel and expenditure policies.

In keeping with the University's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, this award may be used for research projects and expenses that can be accomplished remotely without travel. Certain select, pre-approved research travels may also qualify.

Funds would be disbursed only when the student presents their receipts to the MacMillan Center Business Office that will monitor expenses and process payments. Receipts need to be submitted to CLAIS ( within 10 days after completing travel.

Limited funds are available on a rolling basis and are available until exhausted.

Application Information:

Notifications of awards will be made throughout the semester. Submit your proposal and budget at least 45 days before your travel or project begin. You have to submit your receipts for reimbursements within 10 days of your return. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture.

Applicants must submit a project description describing the Latin American or Iberian focus and include dates and locations of travel, unofficial transcript, proof of conference participation, and budget including total of estimated expenses and noting available sources of and applications for other funds. Equipment purchases are not allowed. There is no reimbursement for food. Reimbursements will only be for travel, accommodations, or conference registration fees.

For conference grant proposals, note that PhD students should apply for MacMillan Center International Conference Travel grants first. MA students are prioritized for conference grants.

For more information contact the Latin American and Iberian Studies Council at

Restrictions to Use of Award:

Grants can pay for transportation, conference registration fee(s), certain virtual fees, and potential lodging expenses. Meals will need to paid from other sources.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All undergraduate students must adhere to the Yale University International Travel Policy. For more information go to 
Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. To see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements go to .

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Gabriela Martinez at

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Current Year of Study
  • Master’s Student
  • JD
  • MD
  • PhD Pre-Candidacy
  • PhD Post-Candidacy
    Term of Award
    • Spring
    • Fall
    • Winter Recess
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Project
      • Research
        Global Region or Country
        • -- Portugal (Southern Europe)
        • -- Spain (Southern Europe)
        • Latin America and Caribbean
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Current Professional School Discipline
            • Jackson School (MPP)
              Begin Accepting Applications Date:
              Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
              4/30/2023 12:00 AM