CLAS: Center for Latin American Studies

Miami Consortium Faculty Training Seminars

The University of Miami (UM) Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to announce the availability of funds to present faculty training seminars at community colleges, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Funding for faculty training seminars is made possible through a Department of Education Title VI grant that has designated the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a collaboration between UM and Florida International University, a National Resource Center for the study of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The purpose of these seminars is to promote knowledge transfer and advance scholarly knowledge and public awareness of all aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

All faculty training seminars must have a majority audience of faculty members from U.S.  Department of Education designated Title III or V institutions (list attached) or HBCUs (list attached).  Seminar leaders will be expected to produce training materials and submit them to CLAS.  These materials will be used for reporting purposes and may be featured on our website.  The seminars must be completed by August 14th, 2011.  Monies may be used for such items as travel, seminar related materials, and professional fees, but cannot be used for food/refreshments.

Strong faculty training seminar applications will clearly demonstrate how they will promote knowledge transfer and awareness of Latin America and the Caribbean.  They should also indicate prior development of the proposed faculty training seminar and a commitment by a community college, HSI, or HBCU to participate.

Please submit a one-page preliminary proposal and a proposed budget to Jordan Adams ( with the subject heading “Faculty Training Seminars.” 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential proposal, do not hesitate to contact Jordan Adams via email or by phone at 284-1854.  Thank you.