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Stanford Libraries Access Grants

The Center for Latin American Studies and Stanford University Libraries are offering library access grants for faculty from qualified U.S. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges to conduct research relating to Latin America using Stanford University Libraries. The Stanford University Library System is one of the largest academic and research libraries in North America, and the Latin American collection is one of the most comprehensive in the country. A sampling of the primary sources available in Special Collections can be found listed here.

2018 Grants

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Available Grants

Travel Access Grants

CLAS will grant access to Stanford Libraries for one academic quarter, including remote access to the online database and in-person borrowing privileges. CLAS will provide up to $2500 in travel costs per grantee for on-site use of Stanford Libraries during a 1- to 2-week visit to Stanford within the designated quarter. Grant funds may be used for airfare, lodging, and ground transportation only. An orientation to using the Stanford Libraries and online database will be provided.

Local Access Grants

CLAS will grant access to Stanford Libraries for one academic quarter, including remote access to the online database and in-person borrowing privileges. CLAS will provide up to $500 in local travel costs per grantee. Grant funds may be used for ground transportation only. An orientation to using the Stanford Libraries and online database will be provided.

Eligibility

  • PhD from an accredited U.S. institution (MA or equivalent for community college faculty)
  • Current faculty appointment at a community college or MSI (minority serving institution as designated by the U.S. Department of Education)
  • Research and teaching interest in Latin America

Application Process

  • A completed online application
    • The online application requires applicants to select proposed grant timing
      • Travel Access Grants: designate academic quarter as well as proposed 1- to 2- week on-site visit dates*
      • Local Access Grants: designate academic quarter only
      • See Stanford Academic Calendar for quarter dates
      • *Note that access to the online databases will be granted during the on-site visit. Applicants may wish to schedule their visits early in the quarter in order to take advantage of the online database for the remainder of their access period. 
    • Supplemental documents (uploaded within the online application)
      • STATEMENT OF INTEREST (300-500 words) with the following information:
        • Topic of research relating to Latin America
        • Plan of materials that will be consulted
        • Description of how your research will enhance your curriculum and impact your students
      • CURRENT CV
      • PROPOSED BUDGET for travel funds. Note: Travel costs must follow Stanford travel guidelines as detailed in the Stanford Admin Guide 5.4.2.3: Travel Expenses - Principles.
  • LETTER OF SUPPORT from department chair (mailed to CLAS c/o Molly Aufdermauer, 582 Alvarado Row, Stanford, CA 94305-8545 or emailed to Molly Aufdermauer at mollyauf@stanford.edu)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Apply here

Selection Process

A committee comprised of CLAS and Stanford Libraries faculty and staff will review applications. All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by March 15, 2018.

Deliverables

Within 14 days following the completion of the access period, grantees are required to submit to CLAS a 1- to 2-page report detailing the work carried out during the grant period. Reports will be provided to the U.S. Department of Education for grant reporting purposes.

Funding

  • 80% of grant funds will be awarded during spring quarter 2018. The remaining 20% will be awarded upon submission of the grant research report.

  • Funds may ONLY be used for airfare, lodging, and/or ground transportation.

Questions?

Please contact Molly Aufdermauer, CLAS Public Engagement Coordinator, at mollyauf@stanford.edu or 650-721-5530.

Previous Grantees

Ane Gonzalez Lara head shot in front of a neutral colored wall

Ane Gonzalez Lara, University of New Mexico
School of Architecture + Planning

Grant Report

 

 

 

Bernadine Hernandez, University of New Mexico
Department of English Language and Literature

Grant Report

 

 

 

Greg Langau, City College of San Francisco
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Department

Grant Report

 

 

 

Erica Vogel in front of green trees

Erica Vogel, Saddlback College
Anthropology, Social Sciences Department

Grant Report

 

 

 

 

CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC).

Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.

 

CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.