Venezuela Research Grants

The Center for Latin American Studies invites proposals for Stanford graduate student-led research in Venezuela.  Through a generous gift from the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Foundation, CLAS will distribute grants of up to $3,000 for approved proposals.


  • Cover sheet must include name, SUNet ID, Student ID Number, email, department, research title, location, dates of travel, and amount requested.
  • CV
  • Brief research proposal narrative (1-2 page max)
  • Complete itemized budget ( i.e. airfare, lodging, local transportation)
  • Graduate transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from your advisor

Please submit a complete application and materials via the online form available here.

Advisors must submit their letter of recommendation via the online form available here.


For research taking place October 2019-February 2020, submit application and materials by Fri., Nov 1, 2019. The letter of recommendation should be received by this date as well.

For research taking place March-August 2020, submit application and materials by Wed., Feb 5, 2020.

Upon completion of the research, students are expected to:

  • Provide CLAS with a written report of the research conducted
  • Give a presentation at CLAS, to be arranged with the Student Services Administrator, on research findings