Call for Proposals: Tulane University’s Richard E. Greenleaf Library

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Tulane University recently announced the call for proposals for the Richard E. Greenleaf Library Fellowships at its Latin American Library, for researchers from Latin America and the Caribbean, for the 2016-2017 academic year. The application deadline is no later than May 31, 2016 at 5:00pm Central Time, without exception. [Many thanks to María Acosta Cruz for bringing this item to our attention.]

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is pleased to announce the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowships to support research at the Library for 2016-17. Their purpose is to offer researchers who permanently reside in any country of Latin America or the Caribbean short-term residential fellowships to use the resources of the Latin American Library at Tulane to conduct research in any field of the humanities or social sciences.

Up to two fellowships will be granted every year. Each fellowship will cover the full cost of round-trip airfare as well as housing expenses and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses for a period of one to three months, as well as full library privileges at Tulane University. Fellowships are available to any qualified scholar – including independent researchers – who resides permanently in any country in Latin America or the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico). Applications from scholars of any nationality who are permanent residents of any country in the region will be considered, but preference will be given to citizens of Latin American or Caribbean nations, including Puerto Rico. Citizens of Latin American/Caribbean countries currently living outside the region and Puerto Ricans residing outside the island are not eligible.

Fellows are expected to reside in New Orleans, to conduct research at the library for the term of the award, and to deliver a public presentation of their work-in-progress during their stay. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s scholarly qualifications, the merits and significance of the project, and the relevance of the Latin American Library’s collections to the development of the project.

Aside from the residential requirement, criteria for selection include:

The merit of the research project and proposal, which should be in any field of the humanities or social sciences

The relevance to the project of the resources of the Latin American Library

The scholarly achievements and merit of the candidate, and the significance of his/her project

Fellowships may be held at any time between January 9 and May 31, 2017.

For more information and to download an application, see http://lal.tulane.edu/happenings/fellowships

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