COVID-19 SUMMER EMERGENCY RESEARCH FUNDS

The goal of the emergency research fund is to provide qualifying students with up to $3,000 to cover reimbursable expenses such as housing, meals, supplies, and other allowable research expenses they incur while carrying out research work during the summer.

COVID-19 SUMMER EMERGENCY RESEARCH FUNDS

April 28, 2020 | Patricia Alba

The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned the academic and research opportunities of students throughout the world. In order to mitigate the potential academic pitfalls that have arisen, the Center for Latin American Studies has created the COVID-19 Summer Emergency Research Funds to support our students' summer graduate research.

On a traditional academic year, Master students in the MALAS and MDP program and graduate students currently registered in the TCD certificate program travel abroad during the summer to work on their thesis, practicum projects, or internships. The work that is carried out and the experiences gained are instrumental to the academic and professional development of our students. Due to the pandemic, our students are now facing challenging times, where they will need to adjust their research to be conducted from a distance. Furthermore, many of our international students who often return home for the summer are now faced with the financial burden of staying in the United States due to various travel restrictions.

The goal of the emergency research funds is to provide qualifying students with up to $3,000 to cover reimbursable expenses such as housing, meals, supplies, and other allowable research expenses they incur while carrying out research work during the summer. Priority will be given to current students, based on need, who do not have any source of funding support.

The Center was able to put aside a set amount of funds towards this initiative. We know these are difficult times all around and hope to alleviate some of the burdens our students are facing.

If you would like to contribute to this initiative and help us fund more summer research projects for our students, please donate to the Carmen Diana Deere Director’s Fund.

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