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Stanford Libraries Access Grants

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.

Eligibility

  • 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

Application Process

Applications for Academic Year (AY) 2020-21 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 grants awardees remote access to Stanford Libraries' online database for one academic year. An orientation to using the Stanford Libraries online database is provided. Grant recipients receive a $500 stipend.

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

Selection Process

A committee comprised of CLAS and Stanford Libraries faculty and academic staff review the applications.

Deliverables

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 are provided to the U.S. Department of Education for grant reporting purposes. Upon completion of the final report, grantee receive the $500 stipend.

Questions?

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

Previous Grantees

Susan Perkins

Susan Perkins

2019

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Managerial Studies

Grant Report

Randall Vail

Randall Vail

2019

Pescadero High School, Social Studies Instructor

Grant Report

José del Toro

José del Toro

2018

City College of San Francisco, Foreign Language Department

Grant Report

Ane Gonzalez Lara

Ane Gonzalez Lara

2017

University of New Mexico, School of Architecture + Planning

Grant Report

Bernadine Hernandez

Bernadine Hernandez

2017

University of New Mexico, Department of English Language and Literature

Grant Report

Greg Landau

Greg Landau

2017

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

Grant Report

Erica Vogel

Erica Vogel

2018

Saddleback College, Anthropology and 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.