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Call for Proposals

Goekjian Summer Research Grants – Latin America and the Caribbean

Attention Syracuse University Graduate Students

This year the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA) will grant awards to graduate students of up to $1,500 to support field research in Latin America and the Caribbean during the summer of 2018.

The purpose of the award is to provide students the opportunity to gather preliminary data, make contacts, map topics, and increase the competitiveness of future proposals for funding. Any student enrolled in an MA or PhD program at Syracuse University may apply.

The awards are competitive and proposals are judged on the basis of (i) the quality of the proposed research, (ii) the organization and thoughtfulness of the proposal, and (iii) the appropriateness and feasibility of the research plan in relation to the student's background and qualifications. 

You may apply for more than one summer grant from the Moynihan Institute, but you will not receive more than one in a given year.  Other types of support that could exclude you from receiving a summer research grant include summer de Sardon-Glass support, and other types of summer support from the Moynihan Institute.  Awards are ranked separately, so if your proposal is accepted by more than one committee, you will be awarded the better opportunity. 

These awards are funded by a gift from Samuel V. Goekjian.  A 1952 graduate of Syracuse University, he spent his career involved in international business and legal issues around the world.  A member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, his Summer Research funds have supported 249 Goekjian Scholars, helping them to do research in all parts of the world and to follow in his footsteps as they explore, study, and confront global challenges.


DEADLINE: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST


Application Link

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