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Lourdes Benería Award

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
Application Timeframe: Spring
Bogota, Colombia Cityscape


The Lourdes Benería Award for summer field research helps fund students studying gender and planning in Latin America or the Caribbean.

The award was established in AY 2018-19 with endowed funding from Lourdes Benería, for which the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the beneficiary students are extremely grateful. LACS manages the awards, which fund up to $2,000 in in-country travel and field expenses directly related to dissertation or project paper research, not conference travel or international airfare.

If you need a grant for the cost of international airfare to get to the country of your study site from the U.S., please apply for an Einaudi Center Travel Grant.  


Recipients must be enrolled (full-time or in absentia) in a graduate degree program and be registered at the time of the award. Students must be Cornellians doing research in Latin America or the Caribbean. 

Notification of award selection will be sent by March 31, 2024.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Travel Grant


  • Student