The Center for Latin American Studies and Stanford University Libraries offer 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.
Electronic Application for Academic Year (AY) 2020-21
Application period closed on August 31, 2020
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ONLY REMOTE ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY RESOURCES IS BEING OFFERED IN AY 2020-21.
CLAS will grant awardees remote access to Stanford Libraries' online database for one academic year. An orientation to using the Stanford Libraries online database will be provided. Grant recipients will receive a $500 stipend.
- Ph.D. from an accredited U.S. institution (M.A. 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
The online application includes the following:
- STATEMENT OF INTEREST (300-500 words), which should address the following:
- 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
- LETTER OF SUPPORT from department chair
A committee comprised of CLAS and Stanford Libraries faculty and academic staff will review applications. All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications on or before September 15, 2020.
Within 14 days following the completion of the access period, grantees are required to submit to CLAS a 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. Upon completion of the final report, grantee will receive the $500 stipend.
Please contact Molly Aufdermauer, CLAS Public Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com or 650-721-5530.
Susan Perkins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Managerial Studies
Randall Vail, Pescadero High School
Social Studies Instructor
José del Toro, City College of San Francisco
Foreign Language Department
Ane Gonzalez Lara, University of New Mexico
School of Architecture + Planning
Bernadine Hernandez, University of New Mexico
Department of English Language and Literature
Greg Landau, City College of San Francisco
Latin American & Latino/a Studies Department
Erica Vogel, Saddlback College
Anthropology, Social Sciences Department