Luksic Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program

With the generous sponsorship of the Luksic Scholars Foundation, Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) first launched the Luksic Visiting Scholars (LVS) Program in 2021.  The LVS Program is intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution in Chile. Independent scholars and professionals may also apply.

 

Call for Applications for Academic Year 2023-24

 

With support coordinated by the Luksic Scholars Foundation, Stanfordʼs Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) launches the application for the Luksic Visiting Scholars Program for the Academic Year 2023-24.

Appointees receive a round trip economy class airfare, housing subsidy, and a 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.

Eligibility

The Luksic Visiting Scholarship is exclusively available to scholars from Chile, from any discipline or academic field. Junior and senior Chilean academics  who wish to spend a quarter at Stanford working on their own research and writing projects are eligible to apply.

Female scholars and members of traditionally under-represented groups from regional institutions in Chile are especially encouraged to apply. 

Duration

Applicants of the Luksic Visiting Scholars 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.  Luksic Visiting Scholars may self-fund and arrange with their Stanford faculty sponsor to extend their visitorship an additional quarter, if desired.

Selection

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.

Applications that provide information on how their research experience at Stanford can benefit their institution’s or Chile’s development will be prioritized.

Applications for Academic Year 2023-24

Opens: October 1, 2022

Due: January 31, 2023 by 11:59 p. m (Pacific Daylight Time)

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 LVSF 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, either affiliated or not affiliated to CLAS.
  • Letter of Recommendation: nomination endorsement from the nominee's institution, preferably from a Dean or Chair.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of English proficiency
    This requirement is satisfied by one of the following
    a) A recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS);
    b) A signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency
    c) A documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, either in person, by videoconferencing or telephone. English Proficiency Form for J Scholar
        Please visit the Stanford Bechtel International Center webpage for details on Exemption from English Proficiency

SUBMISSION

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 at clas-visitors [at] stanford.edu