The primary purpose of the Fund for Latino Scholarship is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. A secondary goal is to support research on Latino/a politics.
Me being able to travel to El Salvador to complete the interviews means that I can now finalize my research project. I have already submitted two conference proposals pertaining to this research project and plan to transform the research project into a publication. One of the main goals of the fund is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latina political scientists, and me being able to finalize this project means that I can start presenting my own research in conferences and start publishing, thus moving me closer to a career in academia.
The 2016 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipients will be announced in July 2016.