Institutional Membership

Institutional members of BALAS are respected universities committed to improving lives in Latin American through research and education. BALAS invites about 30 schools to be members each year. These valued partners sustain the programs and activities of BALAS through an annual fee and they receive a range of benefits as well. BALAS institutional membership demonstrates academic leadership in the region.

Deans and directors say the reasons they value their BALAS institutional membership are:

    • Networking with regional schools 
    • Keeping up with administrator changes – who is doing what
    • Giving junior faculty a forum to build their careers
    • Innovative programming and partnerships trends and new ideas
    • Visibility to recruit faculty and students

Institutional Member Benefits Include:

  Waiver of registration fee for one representative at the BALAS annual conference (usually about $450) 

    • Participation in special events at the Annual Conference

    • Information about the school posted on the BALAS website
    • Recognition at the Annual Conference
    • Announcements through BALAS communication about the institutions' activities such as conferences and job postings

  If you wish to become an institutional member of BALAS please identify which type of membership is appropriate for 
  your organization:

    • Academic Institution

      • Offer academic degrees
      • Accredited by the local ministry of education or other official body
    • Professional institution
      • Related to academics but are not degree-granting
      • May provide courses but not degrees
      • May produce academic materials or publications
    • Reciprocal Institutional Membership
      • Associations that have reciprocal courtesy memberships with BALAS

  Prospective members, please complete the Application Form.

      • Your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and the chair of that committee will provide a response. 
      • If your institution has already been invited to be an institutional members, you can renew your membership by updating your information on the application form.

  Please contact the BALAS Executive Office if you have any questions regarding membership and  benefits:

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