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Stanford Latin American Research Program

Access to Stanford University Libraries collections for faculty from 2- and 4-year academic institutions.

The Center for Latin American Studies and Stanford University Libraries invite applications from scholars to conduct academic research related to Latin America, in any discipline, utilizing the Stanford University Library (SUL).

The SUL System is one of the largest academic and research libraries in North America. The Latin American collection, with over 450,000 volumes, including materials in Portuguese and Spanish, is one of the most comprehensive in the country.

Description

The Stanford Latin American Research (SLAR) program provides remote access to Stanford Libraries' online database for up to one year. Non-renewable. Participants may also schedule an optional one- to two-week visit to Stanford to access the Libraries’ in-person collections.

Orientations to using the Stanford Libraries online database and in-person collections are provided.

Application Submission

Applications to the Stanford Latin American Studies (SLASL) award are accepted on a rolling basis September 1 - May 31. No applications are accepted June 1 - August 31.

Eligibility

  • Ph.D. from an accredited U.S. institution (M.A. or equivalent for community college faculty)
  • Current faculty appointment at a 2- or 4-year institution
  • Research and teaching interest in Latin America

Priority

Priority to faculty from a community college or Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Applicants from other academic institutions may apply but have lower priority and, if selected, will be granted access to Stanford library resources but are ineligible to receive any monetary award.

Stipend for Community College and MSI faculty

  • Participants from community colleges and MSIs (minority serving institutions as designated by the U.S. Department of Education) receive a $500 stipend.
  • Non-local CC and MSI awardees participating in an optional visit to Stanford campus are eligible for up to an additional $2,000 travel stipend ($1,000 per week visit up to two weeks; financial need based).
  • 80% of the award amount will be disbursed at the start of the award period. The remaining 20% will be disbursed upon submission of the awardee’s report.
  • Travel funds may ONLY be used toward airfare, lodging, and/or ground transportation.

Application Process

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 (uploaded separately)
  • BUDGET (optional; non-local CC and MSI applicants) Proposed travel costs to be covered by the stipend

Apply Here

Upload Letter of Support Here

Selection Process

A committee comprised of CLAS, bibliographers from the Library, and academic staff review the applications.

Deliverables

Within 14 days following the completion of the access period, awardees are required to submit to CLAS a report detailing the work carried out during the award period. Reports are made available on the CLAS website and are provided to the U.S. Department of Education and/or donors for reporting purposes.

Questions?

Please contact Molly Aufdermauer, CLAS Public Engagement Coordinator, at clasoutreach [at] stanford.edu.

Previous Participants

Ulysses Acevedo

2022-23

Foothill College, Ethnic Studies

Grant Report

Ricardo Aguilar

2022-23

San Joaquin Delta College, World Languages

Heidi Saleh in front of stained glass window

Heidi Saleh

2022-23

Santa Rosa Junior College, Art Department

Grant Report

Claire Cesareo

2021-22

Saddleback College, Anthropology

Andy Hernandez

2021-22

Western New Mexico University, Social Sciences and Cultural Sciences

Bernadine Hernandez

Bernadine Hernandez

2021-22

University of New Mexico, Department of English

Grant Report

Ulices Piña

2021-22

California State University, Department of History

Elena Solis

2021-22

San Lorenzo High School, Spanish Language

Headshot of Chantalle Verna

Chantalle Verna

2021-22

Florida International University, Department of History

Grant Report

Headshot of Carolina Bloem.

N. Carolina Bloem

2020-21

Salt Lake Community College, Department of Languages

Grant Report

Headshot of Eliseo Jacob.

Eliseo Jacob

2020-21

Howard University, World Languages and Cultures

Grant Report

Headshot of Thomas Kies.

Thomas Kies

2020-21

Berkeley City College, Social Sciences Department

Grant Report

Headshot of Scott Lankford.

Scott Lankford

2020-21

Foothill College, Language Arts Division

Grant Report

Headshot of Lopes Maria Aparecida

Maria-Aparecida Lopes

2020-21

California State University, Fresno, Chicano and Latin American Studies and History Departments

Grant Report

Headshot of Sean Negus.

Sean Negus

2020-21

Cañada College, English Department

Grant Report

Headshot of Alejandro Wolbert Perez.

Alejandro Wolbert Pérez

2020-21

Berkeley City College, Ethnic Studies

Grant Report

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.