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U-M Faculty

Faculty Affiliation

LACS is proud to connect interdisciplinary faculty, staff, and students from every unit across campus to one another through our shared interests and work in and on Latin America and the Caribbean. If your work involves Latin America and/or the Caribbean and you wish to affiliate with our Center and join our robust community, please send the following information to LACS Program Manager Nestor Barrera at

  1. Updated CV
  2. Brief description of current research or work on Latin America and courses taught on the region, if any. 
  3. Link to your faculty listing in your current U-M department(s). 

Funding Opportunities

Grants to Support Workshops, Conferences, and Course Development 

LACS offers grants to support faculty-organized workshops and conferences on U-M's campus, course development funds for the instruction of less commonly taught languages, and in some circumstances we may offer limited travel support for faculty who are accepted to present innovative research on the region at domestic or international conferences.  

To request funding for events such as workshops and conferences on campus, please click here

For inquiries regarding funding for course development or conference travel funds, please send an email to with a full description of your request and a budget. We will review requests on a case-by-case basis.

Faculty Grants for Translation

LACS invites applications from U-M faculty for grants of up to $2,500 to support translation of published scholarship by U-M researchers into Portuguese, Spanish, and other Latin American languages. Proposals will also be accepted for translation of texts from Portuguese or Spanish into English to support teaching on the region or research collaborations. LACS will retain non-exclusive rights to publish these translations and will publish them as open access digital resources through our partnership with MPublishing. 

Applications should include:

• the complete original citation of the article, article abstract, word count, and estimated cost

• a release form signed by the rights holder (unless you have retained translation rights, these usually belong to the journal or press of first publication).

Queries and applications should be sent to LACS with the subject line "Translation."