Conference Travel

Conference Travel Awards (Domestic & International)


The Institute for the Study of the Americas offers a limited number of awards to defray the cost travel of UNC-Chapel Hill Latin Americanist faculty who are presenting papers at domestic and international conferences. Applications will be accepted while funding is available.


  • Junior and Mid-Career faculty
  • Faculty who have not recently received funds for these sources
  • Requests that clearly demonstrate the need and relevance of the activity to the candidate’s field and/or curricular objectives


Funds may be requested to cover or partially cover travel expenses (e.g., air travel, ground transportation, per diem, and accommodations). On occasion we are also able to reimburse for conference registration fees. Typically, domestic awards range from $300-500 and international awards range from $500-900 each.

International Travel:

International travel funded by the U.S. Department of Education grant to ISA, may require prior approval by the USED and must comply with the Fly America Act. To facilitate this process, we will need date of departure, city and country of departure, date of arrival, city and country of arrival, air carrier(s) and flight numbers. We need detailed travel information about all legs of your trip (including connecting flights and cities) in order to request approval. If you are flying on an airline that has partnership arrangements with a foreign carrier, please make sure that your ticket is booked on the U.S. carrier and that the flight number listed is the U.S. carrier number.


On-going while funds are available.

How to Apply:

Fill out the online application here.

Acknowledgement of Support:

Funding for these awards is provided by the Mellon Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter.

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