The UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies is pleased to announce the 2011-12 small grants program for UNDERGRADUATE students. $20,000 total is available for 2011-12. Grants provided up to $2,000 per student for work abroad on poverty alleviation and/or inequity. These funds may not be used for Education Abroad Program courses.
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President’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (PUF) encourages UC Davis undergraduates to carry out an independent research or creative project under the guidance of a UC Davis faculty member. Funding is made available to meet direct costs associated with projects up to a maximum of $2000. The deadline for the spring call is Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
The application is for research projects that will be carried out in Summer/Fall 2012. Applicants can be either full or part time registered UC Davis undergraduates at the time their research is conducted. If the project is to be done over the summer, the recipient must be on continuing student status during that summer, and must be an enrolled undergraduate at least the following Fall quarter.For more information see their website at: http://undergraduateresearch.ucdavis.edu/pres_fellowship.html
UC DAVIS EAC Study Abroad Award allows all students enrolled in a UC Davis Quarter Abroad program the opportunity to apply. Awards will be granted in amounts of $1,000. Please check their website regularly for updates on their deadines at: https://quarterabroad.ucdavis.edu/students/Scholarships.aspx
The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) offers undergraduate research awards annually in each of three disciplinary areas: the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and engineering. Each award consists of a $1,000 stipend. distinguished themselves through their excellence in research conducted while abroad on EAP and to encourage other students to become involved in research efforts abroad.
UCEAP is providing up to 10 awards of $2000 available to students who are extending from a UCEAP semester program to a UCEAP year-long or second semester program starting in Jan/Feb 2012.
The Duttenhaver Scholars Program makes awards available for EAP students who will participate in a year-long EAP program. This year over 30 awards of $5,000 will be dispersed annually based on academic performance and financial need. Applicants must have a passion for studying abroad and a willingness to embrace and learn from the host country's customs, language, and culture. Visit EAP website for more information.
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year's study abroad.
UC Davis Fulbright Program Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund The Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA
• Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico
UC Davis Quarter Abroad:
• Cuban and Chicano/a Socio-Cultural Perspectives
• Argentina Language and Culture Program
• Oaxaca Latino/a Health Internship Program
UC Davis Summer Abroad:
• Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
Independent Programs ( Affiliated)
• University Studies Abroad Consortium: Chile and Costa Rica
• ISA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Costa Rica, and Peru
For more information visit the following websites:
To learn about undergraduate opportunities to do research abroad click here.
Using a search engine you can also find many other opportunities to study abroad!
There are various Latin American Graduate Study Programs. Below is a short summary of possible opportunities, click on each link to learn more about each program:
Peter J. Shields Library Subject Areas
Undergraduate Research Journals
The Student Journal of Latin American Studies is a student-run journal that publishes student’s articles of original research on all topics related to Latin America.
The Hemispheric Review
The International Student Journal for Latin American Affairs and Policy
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
MURALS (Mentorship for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters, and Science)
The UC Davis McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program funded by TRIO and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to encourage students from groups often underrepresented in graduate programs to pursue doctoral degrees. About 20 UC Davis undergraduates and incoming transfer students are selected each year to participate in academic year and summer activities.
Undergraduate Research Conference:
UC Davis undergraduates in all academic fields are invited to submit an abstract and registration information to participate in the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference. Research projects must have been conducted under the supervision of a faculty member or professional in the field. The conference is designed to acquaint undergraduates with the process and academic rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner.
University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS)
The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), established in 1980, is an academic research institute dedicated to encouraging, securing, and contributing to binational and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges. Our main focus is to contribute substantially to improving binational scholarly understanding and providing positive contributions to society in both Mexico and the United States, particularly in the graduate and professional areas.
Various Undergraduate Resources/Affiliations:
CALESS was founded on these objectives:
- Provide support to the members through social gatherings
- Establish scholarships for members who strive to further the objectives of CALESS
- Help members obtain summer and permanent employment
- Provide study sessions for our members
- Tutor high school students for the benefits of advancing Chicanos and Latinos to higher education
- Recruit potential Hispanic High School Students into the fields of Engineering and Sciences
- Interact with other school chapters to achieve unity and retention of Chicano and Latino in Engineering and Science at Davies and other chapters.
Clinica Tepati has been a non-profit, student-run clinic that provides free primary health care services to the uninsured population of Sacramento and the surrounding area. The clinic was founded by a highly motivated group of Chicano/Latino students to address the need for culturally sensitive care for the undeserved population of Sacramento.
Club International is a student and community organization in Davis, California with the purpose of promoting intercultural fun and understanding through a wide variety of social settings. We meet weekly on Friday nights at 7:30pm in downtown Davis. All interested students and non-students are welcome to attend.
Danzantes del Alma is the highly acclaimed folklórico dance troupe that has served UC Davis and northern California since 1977. Presenting a diverse repertoire from the many regions of Mexico, these volunteer student dancers from all academic majors share a common desire to celebrate Mexican and Latino culture through dance.
Hermanos Macehual is a community service based organization that provides academic and social support to students attending UC Davis.
LRPLSA is a collective network of progressive undergraduates who seek to protect and advance the civil rights of individuals who are underrepresented while undergraduates at the University, and their respective communities.
Law Brigades volunteers work with Panamanian lawyers to provide pro-bono legal consulting to rural communities. Volunteers offer services through a free legal clinic, where volunteers shadow and assist lawyers as they provide legal consulting to community members. Volunteers also work to incorporate unregistered communities to empower them with rights and government benefits that they would not have received otherwise.
The Salvadoran University Student Union (USEU) is a transnational student organization dedicated to the transformation of Salvadorian society both in El Salvador and abroad. USEU was founded in El Salvador and is part of a statewide coalition of sister chapters. The purpose of the organization is to empower the Salvadoran community through: 1) Developing an interest towards higher education amongst the Salvadoran community. 2) Develop awareness about cultural. Political and economic issues that directly affect the Salvadoran community. 3) Preserve the historical and cultural identity of El Salvador. 4) Mobilize the Salvadoran student population to take action.
Yik’al Kuym is in its 10th year of serving the Raza community by increasing Chicana/o Latina/o admission and graduation rates. Using its two main components, recruitment and retention, Yik’al Kuyum aims not only to increase the number of Raza students in higher education but also to provide a culturally sensitive and academic support in order to facilitate expedient graduation dates.
FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Patrick Kinkade, Program Coordinator & Undergraduate Advisor: (530) 752-3046, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1277 Social Science & Humanities Building
Charles Walker, Professor & Director: email@example.com, 1279 Social Science & Humanities Building