Luksic Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program

Call for Applications

With the generous sponsorship of the Luksic Family, Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) launches the Luksic Visiting Scholars and Fellows (LVSF) Program in academic year 2022-23.  The Luksic Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program is intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution in Chile, but independent scholars and professionals may apply.

Appointees receive a round trip economy class airfare, housing subsidy, and a modest stipend. CLAS provides appointees with shared office space and library privileges.    

Appointees are expected to participate in the academic life of CLAS and attend public lectures and events organized by the Center. 


The Luksic Fellowship is exclusively available to scholars and practitioners from Chile. Junior and senior Chilean academics (Visiting Scholars) and professionals (Fellows) who wish to spend one quarter (see Duration below) at Stanford working on their own research and writing projects are eligible to apply. 

Members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Applicants of the Luksic-Stanford CLAS Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program must propose how they will engage in research at Stanford University during one quarter, while benefiting from collaborative opportunities and resources at Stanford University. An additional quarter will be considered if the Stanford faculty and nominee deem it appropriate for the benefit of the research project. 


The selection process is competitive on the basis of academic qualifications, the quality of research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center's mission, academic objectives and priorities. 


Academic Year  2022-23

Application Submissions Start On: November 15, 2021

Complete Applications Due: January 31, 2022



  • Applicants for the Luksic-Stanford CLAS Visiting Scholars Program must hold a doctorate AND a current academic appointment at a university or research institution.  Independent scholars and practitioners may request to have these requirements waived based on their professional trajectory.

  • Statement of Purpose: A brief proposal (one to two pages) explaining in detail the reason of interest in becoming a Luksic-Stanford CLAS Visiting Scholar at CLAS, elaborating on the line of research to follow while associated with the Stanford University. Proposals should state how the proposed research benefits from Stanford's unique resources such as libraries, faculty, and academic programs.

  • Letter of Sponsorship:  nomination endorsement by a Stanford University faculty member.

  • Letter of Recommendation: nomination endorsement from the nominee's institution, preferably from a Dean or Chair.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Evidence of English proficiency (see attachment below) - This requirement is satisfied by 1) a recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS); 2) a signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency; 3) a documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, by videoconferencing or by telephone; 4) Graduate studies in English speaking universities.


All materials should be submitted in English. Complete applications must be submitted electronically HERE.

The Letter of Sponsorship (from a Stanford University faculty member) can be submitted HERE.

The Letter of Recommendation (from the nominee's institution, preferably from a Dean or Chair) must be submitted HERE.

For further information please contact CLAS Associate Director, Elizabeth Sáenz-Ackermann.