Jan 16

Funding: University of Florida Library Travel Research Grants

The University of Florida Latin American and Caribbean collection is offering Library Travel Research Grants of up to $1000 through the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies. These Grants will be used for travel and research in the spring and summer of 2016.

Deadline for applications: February 19, 2016.

The information that follows is from the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies. For more information about the grants and the application procedure, visit their website.

The UF Latin American and Caribbean Collection is pleased to announce that the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies is again sponsoring Library Travel Research Grants for Spring & Summer 2016.

The purpose of the travel grants is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries, thereby enhancing its value as a national resource. The grants are funded by a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Seven or more travel grants of up to $1000 each will be made to cover travel and lodging expenses. Grantees are expected to remain in Gainesville for at least one week and, following their stay, submit a brief (2-3 pp.) report on how their work at UF Libraries enriched their research project and offer suggestions for possible improvements of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Application Deadline
We will be accepting applications for Library Travel Grants for Spring & Summer 2016 until February 19, 2016. All travel must be completed by July 30, 2016.

Application Procedure
All applications must be filed electronically.

To apply for a Library Travel Grant, please send a letter of intent, a brief library research proposal, a travel budget, and a CV to:

Ms. Nathalia Ochoa, Program Coordinator
Center for Latin American Studies
Telephone: 352-273-4715
E-mail: nochoa [at] latam [dot] ufl [dot] edu

Jan 16

Funding: Early Research Initiative’s Archival Research Grants

The Early Research Initiative (ERI) is offering multiple Archival Research Grants of $4,000 to support the research and travel of Level II and Level III students working on their prospectuses or dissertations.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, February 22, 2016, 3pm

Please review the following information about the fellowships and the application process from the Office of the Provost:

The Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies is designed to support doctoral students whose projects necessitate work in archives, repositories, and special collections (public and private) during the summer of 2016. Particular attention will be given to research projects that are interdisciplinary in nature. Students need not be members of the American Studies Certificate Program in order to apply, but their research must intersect with American Studies (broadly construed) in some discernible way.

The Early Research Initiative Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies will support doctoral students for work in archives, repositories, and special collections (public and private) during the summer of 2016 that focuses directly on the history, society, and culture of Africans and persons of African descent.  Particular attention will be given to research projects that are interdisciplinary in nature.  In addition to the general requirements for Early Research Initiative Awards for Archival Research, successful candidates for the African American and African Diaspora Studies Award will be required to organize and participate in a roundtable discussion of “African Diaspora Studies and the Archive.”  This event will be take place under the sponsorship of the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC).

Multiple awards of $4,000.00 will be made in each of the following categories:

A)     Level III students: to support research aimed at the completion of a chapter or substantive portion of the dissertation.

B)      Level II students: whose research agenda could be substantially improved by access to archival materials prior to the submission of their dissertation prospectus.

N.B.. Students who received research awards from the Provost’s Office in the past still are eligible to apply again this year (with the stipulation that their applications should be more specifically focused than those of first time applicants).

Each application must include the following:  

1)     Cover Sheet (attached)

2)     A brief and specific description of your research agenda with explicit reference to what institutional repositories you intend to visit (no more than 500 words)

3)     Two-page curriculum vitae

4)     Current Graduate Center transcript.  (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner.)

5)     A writing sample (10-15 pages).

6)     One letter of reference to be submitted electronically by your adviser (see instructions below).

Recipients of these fellowships must agree to the following conditions as part of their acceptance of the award:

1)     Attend a 90 minute Archival Research Orientation Workshop (tentatively scheduled for mid-May 2016)

2)     Write a one page summary of your archival work (due by 21 August 2016).

3)     Provide a 7-10 minute public presentation of their work at a doctoral student research conference to be held at the Graduate Center in mid to late September 2016.

4)     Attend a grant writing workshop at the Graduate Center next academic year designed to assist you in applying for future grants and fellowships (multiple sessions of the workshop will be held in order to accommodate potential scheduling conflicts).

5)     Agree to potentially have some version of their summer work featured on a Student Research Collaborative webpage currently under construction by the Early Research Initiative.


Instructions for submitting your application:

1)     Combine your cover sheet, research description, curriculum vitae, transcript, and writing sample into a SINGLE file (either as a pdf document or a word document).

  • Use the following format when naming your document: Last Name, First Name, Program

2)     Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu.

  • Please use your graduate center email address when sending the file.

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders

1)     Prepare your reference letter as a regular word or pdf document.

  • Please use the following format when naming your document: Student Last Name, First Name

2)     Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu.

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu, or 212-817-7282.

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