Now, more than ever before, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese is in need of the generosity of our alumni and friends. Whether it be via annual or one-time gifts, financial contributions allow us to continue to be competitive as a top research program. Financial support is used regularly to offer students fellowships, grants for travel to professional conferences, scholarships to pursue study abroad, and dissertation completion awards. As seen by the profiles in our annual online newsletter, La Gaceta, these awards make all the difference for our students during their time at IU, and provide the edge necessary to succeed in today’s unprecedentedly challenging job market.
Your unrestricted gifts can help with important departmental needs, such as funding the many colloquia and international conferences we host, paying for research fieldwork travel for graduate students and faculty, and countless other needs as they arise. These gifts are helpful in any amount, are greatly appreciated, and contribute positively both in the short- and long-term to the growth, stability, and reputation of the department.
Whether in the form of annual scholarships and fellowships that can be designed with your interests in mind for deserving undergraduate or graduate students, or professorships and chairs designed to assist the department in attracting and retaining faculty of the highest international distinction in research and teaching, your gift can enable us to maintain our world-class notoriety in the field.
We thank you for your continued support of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University.