Puerto Rico

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Grants & Fellowships/Becas

Visiting Scholars and Artists Princeton University

PLAS invites scholars and artists from Puerto Rico to apply to be a visiting faculty scholar or artist during the summer of 2019 (for one month in June or July). Selected faculty will be granted the status of Visiting Fellow and selected artists will be granted the status of Visiting Professional Specialist or Visiting Fellow. Princeton University will provide a stipend to cover lodging, meals, local transportation, and roundtrip airfare. Faculty scholars may bring with them one graduate student who will also be given a stipend and access to scholarly resources. All fields of research will be considered. Faculty members, scholars, and graduate students will be assigned offices in the PLAS. We will also seek studio space for artists. Individuals will be appointed to specific visiting ranks based upon education and qualifications.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until available slots are filled.

Application Requirements for Scholars

Apply online.
Recommendation letter from a senior faculty colleague, department chair, and/or dean.
A two-page description in English of your research project, including an indication of the nature of the resources to be used while at the University and specification of the faculty member(s) with whom you wish to work (to start, you may want to review the list of PLAS faculty affiliates).
Your full curriculum vitae (CV)
CV of graduate student, if applicable
A one-page statement in English on your understanding of the role you may play in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico upon your return, especially with regard to the future of your academic institution.

Note for faculty: Please note that, if selected, you will join Princeton with the status of a Visiting Fellow. This rank is intended for full-time faculty at an outside institution who will continue their faculty position at their home university after their term is complete. As such, you will be required to provide a letter verifying your current position and supporting salary/benefits at your home institution as a pre-requisite for entering this program. This does not apply to artists.

Application Requirements for Artists

Apply online.
A letter of reference.
Your full curriculum vitae (CV).
A one-page description in English of your artistic project, including an indication of how your project is related to the crisis in Puerto Rico or how your project will support the reconstruction of Puerto Rico upon your return.

For full consideration, please apply by March 1.

Questions: Contact Rebecca Aguas at raguas@princeton.edu or (609) 258-4177.

Periodically we will update the following links to scholarships and grants available to scholars of Puerto Rican Studies or Latin American Studies in general. If you would like to send us more information about other grants and scholarship, please write to mayra.velez3@upr.edu.

We will like to thank Ms. Laura Marina Boria (University of Texas at Austin) for putting together the information of the following funding opportinities:

1. LLILAS/Tinker Field Research Grant https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/llilas/student-programs/funding-opportunities/graduate-funding.php

2. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Grant https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

3. CareerOneStop https://www.careeronestop.org/
4. Pivot https://research.utexas.edu/find-funding/pivot/

5. Proposal Timeline for Faculty Submission/ http://sites.utexas.edu/grantsdigest/

6. IUPLR/Mellon Dissertation Fellowship https://mfp.lals.uic.edu
Fullbright US Scholar Program, Caribbean Studies

7. AAUW Dissertation Fellowship https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/af-dissertation-application/

8. Ford Dissertation Fellowship http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_047959ACLS/

9. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship https://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

10. UT Austin Postdoctoral Office https://research.utexas.edu/postdoc/
11. UT Austin LLILAS Visiting Academics https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/llilas/visiting-academics/index.php

12. Cesar Chavez Dissertation Fellowship: https://lalacs.dartmouth.edu/c%C3%A9sar-ch%C3%A1vez-fellowship

For research see:
1. Bases de datos, libros, archivos https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/latinamericanstudies