Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Funding
The University of New Mexico’s Latin American library holdings are nationally acclaimed, and regularly attract the attention of local, national, and international scholars.
Each year the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) partners with UNM University Libraries to offer Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar awards to support scholars who work with these premier collections.
Recipients of the award work to promote scholarly use of the Latin American and Iberian collections, focusing on objectives with specific relevance to the UNM Library collections. Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research to faculty and students during their visit to UNM and to submit a brief report. The LAII will assist awardees in identifying and networking with UNM scholars in relevant fields.
The award honors Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf, distinguished scholar of colonial Latin American history, and his extensive career in teaching, research, and service.
The 2018 funding competition is closed. Please check back for details concerning the 2019 competition.
The LAII will make awards for long-term (minimum six weeks) and/or short-term (minimum two weeks) that range between $2,000 and $6,000. The award is intended to cover round-trip travel, local transportation, lodging, and meals based on the allowable per diem rate for Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Current Year's Priority Consideration
This year special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary Greenleaf research projects that offer unique perspectives on the concept of borderlands, expanding beyond political demarcations between the US and Mexico to address, for example, different methods of analysis, teaching and representation; dissimilar forms of information; or distinctive disciplinary approaches to contested spaces and identities. Prospective applicants are invited to browse information about UNM’s collections, and and to o use this list in preparing a proposal that will enable us to think beyond the US/Mexican borderlands. We similarly invite applicants to view other pertinent Latin American collections.