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Funding: Visitor Funding

About

The Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award provides individuals the opportunity to work as visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin or Spanish American collections in the country. International and independent scholars as well as junior faculty and graduate students at US institutions who specialize in Latin America and Iberia are invited to apply. The award honors Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf, distinguished scholar of colonial Latin American history, and his extensive career in teaching, research, and service.

Recipients of the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award will 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. LAII will assist awardees in identifying and networking with UNM scholars in relevant fields.

More information about current and recent recipients of these awards is available here.

Application Information

The Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and the University Libraries’ Latin American Collections at the University of New Mexico are pleased to invite applications for the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award for 2017-2018. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

International and independent scholars as well as junior faculty and graduate students at US institutions who specialize in Latin America and Iberia are invited to apply. General guidelines are available below for reference.

The LAII will make up to one long-term (minimum six weeks) award for $6,000.00 and/or a number of short-term (minimum two weeks) $2,000.00 awards. 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.

This year special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary projects that utilize UNM’s corpora of Southwest Spanish, such as Bills & Vigil’s NMCOSS, and linguistic collections in general. We encourage international scholars to apply. For an inventory of the documents in this collection please see: New Mexico-Colorado Spanish Survey records, 1909-2006, Ruben Cobos Collection of Southwestern Folklore and Folk Music.

The LAII's Operations Committee 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. Applications should include the following items:

  1. completed application cover form
  2. research proposal not to exceed three (3) pages in length (specifying which library materials/collections you intend to use as your primary resources)
  3. proposed travel itinerary
  4. budget (including travel and living expenses)
  5. applicant's resume/curriculum vitae
  6. one faculty letter of recommendation (student applicants only)

Contact Information

For further information and/or to submit materials, contact:

  • LAII Committee Graduate Assistant
  • Latin American & Iberian Institute
  • Email (preferred): commlaii@unm.edu
  • Telephone: (505) 277-2961