LASA2024: LASA-Ford Grant Call for Indigenous, Afro-descendant and LGBTQIA+ students

April 28, 2024

Students must be living in Colombia outside of Bogotá

From June 12 to 15, 2024, one of the most important academic events on the Latin American region, the annual congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), will take place in Bogotá, Colombia. The theme of the LASA2024 Congress is "Reacción y resistencia: Imaginar futuros posibles en las Américas".

In an effort to encourage the participation in the Congress of Indigenous, Afro-descendant and/or LGBTQIA+ students residing in Colombia outside of Bogotá, LASA, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, will award a total of thirty grants. Each grant will amount up to $500 USD and will cover the cost of Congress registration, shared accommodation for four nights during the Congress, as well as local transportation and food expenses.


* Students –Colombian or of any nationality– residing in any city in Colombia who have not previously been affiliated with LASA or attended LASA Congresses may attend the LASA2024 Congress in Bogotá for a one-time registration fee of US$25. The registration system will open on the LASA website on May 12, 2024.

About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to