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Current Students

Funding for Current Students

Santander Travel Grants

Funding for travel in 2012-13 has been allocated. 

Santander has generously provided a travel fund for students of the University who wish to travel to the Iberian Peninsula or Latin America for academic purposes. Grants of up to £250 (Iberian Peninsula) and £500 (Latin America) are offered.

Students applying for a grant should take care to read carefully the eligibility criteria before submitting an application.

The application deadline for students wishing to apply for a Santander Travel Grant in 2013-14 is 3 March 2014. You should send a budget together with a covering letter explaining the nature, purpose and academic value of your trip to the CLAS Administrator, Samuel Mather, and ask your supervisor to email a supporting note separately by the same deadline. 

Chile Projects

The Centre is immensely grateful for the support of Antofagasta plc in running the Chile Projects scheme, annually, from 1991, supporting the research of Cambridge students in Chile for over two decades. It is with regret that we announce that the scheme will not be running in 2013.

Simón Bolívar Fund

CLAS staff, PhD and MPhil students and PhD students researching Latin America from other departments may apply for modest sums from this fund to help with a variety of research-related activities. Applications for funding to support fieldwork abroad, attendance at conferences, and the organization of conferences, workshops, screenings and other academic/cultural events will be considered.

Applicants should first have applied to all other potential sources of funding, including Research Councils (AHRC, etc.) if their research is funded by one of these, their own departments (if not from CLAS) and College funds.

Students applying to the fund should take care to read carefully the eligibility criteria before submitting an application.

Deadlines for applications in 2013-14 are 1 November, 3 February and 1 May. Applicants should apply (using the form available at the bottom of the page explaining the fund's eligibility criteria) clearly explaining the nature, purpose and academic value of their application. All applications are to be sent for to CLAS Administrator, Samuel Mather. Students should ask their supervisor to email a supporting note separately by the applicable deadline.

Smuts Memorial Fund

University staff and students researching Latin America with a focus on the English-speaking Caribbean might consider applying to this fund. See the Smuts Memorial Fund website for further details.