With financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) has just opened a competition for small research grants. These grants are meant to support graduate students and researchers around the world studying discrimination and marginalization (for example, based on gender, race or ethnicity) and their effect on political culture, public opinion and democracy.
Eligible applicants are graduate students and researchers at recognized public or private institutions whose proposed project will draw on at least one of the LAPOP databases. The grant, totaling $2,000, may be spent on any activity directly related to the conduct of the research project.
Applications are due by May 1, and final papers will be due by September 1. Best paper awards will be presented at a “Marginalization in the Americas” conference, to be held in Miami on October 26-27, 2011. For more information and an application form, please visit the LAPOP website.