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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 application deadline is March 31, 2018.


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 UNM’s http://bit.ly/2AhRCXf. We invite applicants to use this list in preparing a proposal that will enable us to think beyond the US/Mexican borderlands.

Other pertinent Latin American collections can be seen by visiting https://libguides.unm.edu/Special_LatinAmerican_Collections

International and independent scholars as well as junior faculty and advanced graduate students at US institutions who specialize in Latin America and Iberia are invited to apply.
The LAII will award the grants based on the relevance of the proposal to the unique holdings of UNM University Libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant's scholarly qualifications.
The LAII asks that funding recipients formally acknowledge the Institute's role in supporting their scholarship. Please review our complete Expectations for Acknowledgement for more details.
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