The purpose of the LoAnn Crane Graduate Awards for Hispanic Studies is to help eligible graduate students pursue a project or course of study in a Spanish-speaking country. These small awards (no more than $500) may be used to help cover travel or living expenses while abroad.
To be eligible, applicants must be graduate students in good standing in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. During the period of the award (summer 2020 or academic year 2020-2021) they must either be enrolled in an approved study abroad program or be engaged in a valid research project abroad.
Applicants should submit a brief proposal (maximum three double-spaced pages) that includes a description of the project and/or course of study, and a statement explaining how the award will enable the candidate to achieve his/her academic goals. An itemized budget of estimated expenses and an Advising Report should accompany the proposal. A letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor or project director should be sent under separate cover. Students who plan to enroll in an approved study abroad program should also submit the program’s official brochure (or a link to the online description) along with their application.
Applications are due March 6, 2020
Submit materials via application
Recipients will be selected by a committee of faculty from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Support the Crane Fund for Hispanic Studies
The LoAnn Crane Awards for Hispanic Studies are supported by a generous gift from Mrs. LoAnn Crane (B.A. 1947), a former Spanish major at Ohio State. Alumni and friends of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese may contribute online to The Crane Fund for Hispanic Studies.