Call for Submissions: Visiting Scholar Program of the Institute of Caribbean Studies


The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), School of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPR-RP) announces a call for their Visiting Scholar Program.

In the past three years more than 15 researchers and scholars have participated in the program. The mission of the program is to develop relationships with and provide assistance to graduate students and scholars from universities outside Puerto Rico in their research projects about the Greater Caribbean region.

The goals of the program are as follows:

  • To support graduate students enrolled in their thesis or dissertation projects dealing with the Caribbean region;
  • To develop a circuit of mobility among visiting professors of accredited universities in their research projects about the Caribbean;
  • To promote relationships of graduate students with UPR professors who may serve as mentors.
  • The ICS will provide office or desk space (as available), access to the collections of the UPR Library System, desktop computer and connection to UPR-RP wireless service, and a limited number of photocopies.

Please note: The stay must be longer than three weeks. The ICS does not provide any financial assistance and cannot assist with the granting of a visa. The program is available the entire year with the exceptions of July, December and mid-January.

For details, please access the following link:

For further information please write to Dr. Humberto García-Muñiz, ICS Director, to the following email:

[Photo above by Carlos Gotay Martínez.]

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