Financial assistance for teachers interested in Latin American Studies is provided by many sources. These sites include direct links to several funding opportunities.

Florida Humanities Council Teacher Summer Seminars

FHC offers summer institutes each year on a variety of topics around the state. Expenses for attendance are covered by FHC. Please visit their website for application information.

Florida Humanities Council Mini-Grants for Community Organizations

This grant (up to $5,000) aids teachers in the state of Florida to develop a project that both addresses a pertinent topic in humanities education and involves the community at large. Projects should engage humanities scholars, include critical thinking and analysis, and utilize a cross-disciplinary approach.

Florida Council for the Social Studies

The Florida Council for the Social Studies provides various small grants for projects that it deems pertinent to addressing issues in social studies education. Social studies teachers and administrators in Florida are welcome to apply.

Américas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. The award winners and commended titles are selected for their (1) distinctive literary quality; (2) cultural contextualization; (3) exceptional integration of text, illustration, and design; and (4) potential for classroom use.

International Research and Exchanges Board

The International Research and Exchanges Board provides a Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) program for K–12 teachers of disciplines including but not limited to English language learners, English Language or Literature, Social Studies, Math, Science, or Classroom Teachers (K-6). As part of the TGC, teachers will have the opportunity to travel to one of the participating TGC countries in spring or summer 2016. For application and eligibility information, click here.

Community Education Center–American Immigration Council

Opportunities for grants and community projects related to education and immigration issues.

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

For U.S. teachers, this opportunity involves a three to six-month direct exchange of teaching positions with a counterpart in another country teaching the same subject(s) at the same level. Fulbright program staff in the U.S. and abroad match U.S. and overseas candidates in the spring of each year. Fulbright staff then propose matched-exchanges that each candidate and each school involved in the application process must approve before final selection to the program takes place.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Opportunities are listed in late October for summer seminars for teachers. There are two programs specifically targeted to teachers. They offer Summer Seminars and Institutes in the United States and for up to six weeks abroad on various topics for teachers of all disciplines. They also offer Summer Stipends for teachers who have areas in which they would like to pursue research for at least two months in the summer. International programs are highly competitive. Recipients receive up to $6,000 for expenses, depending on the program length and requirements.

Florida Foreign Language Association

The Florida Foreign Language Association provides access to a variety of grants for teachers across the state. There are grants for new teachers, veterans as well as some for students.

National Council for the Social Studies Award for Global Understanding

This $2,000 cash award is given to social studies teachers who have promoted greater levels of global understanding and world issues among their students.

Active Learning Center Grant

Steelcase Education is offering a grant for an active learning classroom. Each grant includes furniture, design review, installation, onsite training, and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool.