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Speaker Funds

The Institute for the Study of the Americas offers modest funds (up to $300 per event) to bring Latin Americanist speakers and presenters to campus or to invite a virtual lecturer to a class via Zoom (up to $250). We are especially interested in supporting innovative ideas and creative events to enhance knowledge of Latin America at Carolina.

Fall: October 15
Spring: January 15

Please read fill out the following form at least 30 days prior to the proposed event date.

Acknowledgement of Support: Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support from the Institute for the Study of the Americas or as indicated in the award letter.

Speaker Request Form

To be considered for funds from the Institute for the Study of the Americas in order to bring Latin Americanist speakers and/or presenters to campus, please fill out the following forms.

  • Applicant Information

  • Speaker Information

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 98 MB.
  • Event Information

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Max. file size: 98 MB.
    Please include an itemized budget, including honorarium, hotel, speaker fees, etc. (this list is not inclusive).
  • Funding Source NameAmount Raised 

Visiting Scholars

The Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill periodically hosts Visiting Scholars who wish to spend time at UNC working on their own research and writing projects. During their stay, Visiting Scholars will be invited to deliver one public address on a topic related to his or her research and encouraged to be available for formal or informal consultation by faculty and students with related interests.

Applications are accepted through nomination from ISA affiliated faculty. Visiting Scholars will be selected based on their qualifications, the quality of their research plan, and the relevance of both to the Institute’s mission and objectives. ISA can provide assistance to international scholars who need to file for the appropriate visa. Based on availability, ISA will make every effort to secure office or library carrel space, library borrowing privileges, and access to University facilities and events. Visiting Scholars should plan to bring their own computers.

Nominating faculty members should be aware that they will be expected to serve as the primary host. They will assume responsibility for helping scholars make all local arrangements (e.g., housing, transportation, K-12 school enrollment, etc).

Nominations should be sent via email to Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz at They should include a cover letter from the nominating faculty member explaining how the candidate’s work will benefit UNC faculty and students, the candidate’s CV and research plan. International candidates may be asked to provide additional information to enable ISA to request issuance of appropriate visitor status documentation.