Displaced Artists Fund Fellowship

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Artists from Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, & the Caribbean
Displaced by the 2017 Hurricane Season 

&

U.S. Artists Displaced by 2017-2018 Wildfires

You are eligible for a Displaced Artists Fund Fellowship supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation!

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5 fellowships will be awarded

Each fellow will receive:

  • 4-6 week studio residency with a private room, private studio space, and all meals
  • Additional funds to assist with travel, materials, and/or shipping are also available

To begin the application process, simply reply directly to this email with the following information:

  • The nature of your displacement
  • The nature of your artistic practice
  • Why a residency would be helpful at this time

There is no fee to apply!

If you need more information about this program or have specific eligibility questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please share this message and spread the word to anyone you know who might be eligible for these awards!

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Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

This was last updated in June of 2018. Check out the original source here: https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/

We are continually expanding this list and featuring scholarships with approaching deadlines so be sure to return to this page periodically.

[EXTENDED Deadline: 6/8/18] PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship– This is a $5,000 scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students in Arizona or California.

[Deadline: 6/15/18] Isac Amaya Junior Scholarship– This is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students in Arizona.

[Deadline: 6/30/18] SALEF Dream Scholarship– This scholarship is open to undocumented students who live in the Los Angeles, California area.

[Deadline: 6/30/18] Manos de Esperanza Scholarship– Scholarship opportunity for undocumented college students who live in northern California.

[Deadline: 7/31/18] Platt Family Scholarship– Scholarship opportunity open to undocumented students attending a college or university in the U.S.

[No deadline] Fee waiver for the LSAT– Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

[No deadline] Fee waiver for the MCAT- Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

[No deadline] IHS application fee waiver– The IHS recently announced their PhD Application Fee Waiver program, which provides awards of up to $300 to help students apply to graduate school programs.

[No deadline] CUNY Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute DACA Grants– The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York (CUNY) recently announced that they will be offering DACA grants to undocumented young adults who need to renew their DACA.

Don’t forget to visit our website http://www.MyUndocumentedLife.org from your computer (not just mobile phone) so you can have access to the wide range of resources we provide. Be sure to subscribe (it’s free) for up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants.


At My Undocumented Life blog we provide up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and allies. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advance Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.

Grants and Fellowships for the Center of Puerto Rican Studies

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The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund

This fellowship supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of the legacy of Dr. Frank Bonilla (1925-2010). The fund supports Hunter College undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and their research in this field. Students for this category will submit a one page proposal on a topic related to Puerto Rican Studies and commit to work with researchers at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Near the end of each semester, submissions for the best research papers will be reviewed. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a stipend of up to $1000. A selection committee will evaluate proposals and research papers and make a determination for the awards.

Apply for the Frank Bonilla Fellow


Call for Applications: Fellowship for Doctoral Students

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2017-18). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago.

Apply for Program


Research & Fellowships Opportunities

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for other research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia.

Summer 2017 and 2017-18 Academic year

6 College Scholarships Latinos Should Apply to Right Now

Original post by Remezcla found here: http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/college-scholarships-2018-2019-school-year/

 

Between 1993 and 2014, the enrollment of Latinos in college rose substantially. In 1993, only 22 percent of Latinos aged 18 to 24 attended either a two- or four-year college, according to Pew. By 2014, with about 2.3 million Latino students, the number jumped to 35 percent. And while enrollment for Latinos continues to grow, the cost of higher education can still prevent some from attending college – or it may push others into taking on onerous loans.

Though the spring semester has just begun, it’s never too early to start thinking about summer and fall. That’s why we put together a list of scholarships meant to provide some relief for Latino students. Jot down these deadlines on your calendar.

Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship ApplicationDeadline: January 26, 2018

The Anhelo Project is for undocumented students in Illinois. “Our goal is to support undocumented students, many of whom despite growing up in the United States and earning a high school diploma, continuously face challenging roadblocks when pursuing a post-secondary education. One major obstacle being financial need due to ineligibility to apply for federal and state financial aid.”

 

Learn more and apply here.

AMS Minority ScholarshipsDeadline: February 1, 2018

The AMS Minority Scholarship awards students who “have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.” The two-year scholarship provides students with $3,000 for their freshmen year and $3,000 for their sophomore year.

Learn more and apply here.

National Association of Hispanic JournalistsDeadline: February 15

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will offer five different scholarships in 2018 ranging between $1,500 and $5,000. “NAHJ scholarship opportunities are open to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, broadcast, digital, or photojournalism. ”

Learn more and apply here.

ACS Scholars ProgramDeadline: March 1, 2018

The ACS Scholars Program awards students who are Latino, African American, or American Indian. It’s open to students (high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors) who plan to or are majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or another chemical science field.

Learn more and apply here.

Actuarial Diversity ScholarshipDeadline: March 1, 2018

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship offers an annual scholarship for African American/Black, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander students interested in the actuarial profession. The amount awarded varies, with high school seniors receiving $1,000, sophomores $2,000, juniors $3,000 and seniors $4,000.

Learn more and apply here.

Hispanic Scholarship FundDeadline: March 30

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has one goal: to “assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.” The scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergrads, students transferring from community college to four-year universities, and graduate students. The 2018-2019 scholarships vary between $500 and $5,000.

Learn more and apply here.

Andres Montoya Poetry Prize

You have 5 days to get all your poems together!

http://latinostudies.nd.edu/institute-initiatives/letras-latinas/andres-montoya-poetry-prize/

About the prize

The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize supports the publication of a first full-length book of poems by a Latinx poet.

The winning poet will receive $1000 and a contract from University of Notre Dame Press. Upon publication of the winning book, Letras Latinas will extend an invitation to both the winner and the judge to give a joint reading at Notre Dame.

The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize is awarded every other year. There is no entry fee.

The next deadline is January 15, 2018.

Judge: Ada Limón

Eligibility and guidelines

  • Latinx poets residing in the United States who have not published a full-length book.
  • Applicants must be living poets who have neither published, nor committed to publish a book-length collection of poems (48 pages of poems or more) with a registered ISBN, either in the United States or abroad.
  • Poems may have been previously published in periodicals or chapbooks, but the collection must not have been previously published (including self-publications and e-books).
  • Manuscripts must be of original poetry, in English, by one poet. There are no restrictions on the style of poetry or subject matter. Translations are not eligible.
  • Manuscripts must be between 48 and 100 pages of poetry, typed single-spaced (unless the poems are meant to be presented using nonstandard spacing). Multiple poems may not appear on a single page.
  • This page count requirement does not include front matter (i.e. title pages) or back matter (i.e. Acknowledgements pages)
  • Only one manuscript may be submitted per applicant.
  • Include one title page with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Include one title page with only the title and no identifying information
  • The manuscript itself should not contain any information that would reveal the identity of its author.
  • Poets are not eligible to apply if they have studied with the judge in full-time accredited courses within the last three years.
  • Applicants who have published poems in magazines may include acknowledgment notes in an “Acknowledgements” page.
  • Applicants may submit manuscripts elsewhere simultaneously but must notify the Institute for Latino Studies immediately if a manuscript is accepted for publication by another publisher.
  • University of Notre Dame Press will publish the winning manuscript in a paperback edition within one year of the judge’s decision.
  • The Institute for Latino Studies cannot consider manuscript revisions during the course of the contest. The winning poet will have an opportunity to revise before publication.
  • All correspondence concerning the contest should be addressed to: faragon@nd.edu
  • The Institute for Latino Studies reserves the right to withhold the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize in any given year.
  • Please send TWO hard copies of your manuscript, via US Mail, postmarked no later than January 15, 2018 to:

Francisco Aragón, Coordinator
Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize
Institute for Latino Studies
230 McKenna Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

 

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The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize supports the work of emerging Latinx poets. The Prize provides a space for artists who, while part of the largest and fastest growing minority in the United States, are also increasingly diverse in their modes of literary expression. The Prize, therefore, does not privilege any particular style, subject matter, or aesthetic. While not losing sight of the traditions and conditions that gave rise to that literary expression, the Prize has as its goal to nurture the various paths that Latinx poetry is taking in the 21st Century. The Prize is awarded every other year.

César Chávez Fellowships at Dartmouth

César Chávez Fellowships

The César Chávez Fellowships support scholars whose research addresses aspects of Latinx experience and culture. The Fellows are part of a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, all committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers. We invite applications for both a predoctoral dissertation fellowship and a postdoctoral fellowship.

CÉSAR CHÁVEZ PREDOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses aspects of Latinx experience and culture. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

This is a two-year residential fellowship. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation before the second year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment. Throughout, fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the department and the college. During the second year of residency, fellows teach one course. The first year, fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $36,000 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses; as a postdoctoral fellow in the second year, the stipend is approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2018-20 will be set at the time of offer).

Chávez Fellows are part of a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, all committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
  2. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced)
  3. Fellowship program statement describing your motivations to join a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced)
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor and address the projected timeline for completion.

Application through Interfolio can be accessed here: http://apply.interfolio.com/47327

Review of applications will begin February 18, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

CÉSAR CHÁVEZ POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship supports scholars whose research addresses aspects of Latinx experience and culture. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS). Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their demonstrated commitment to educational diversity. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

This is a one-year residential fellowship, with one course to be taught in Winter or Spring Quarter. Fellows are expected to pursue research activities while participating fully in the intellectual life of the LALACS program and the college. Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $55,200 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels for 2018-19 will be set at the time of offer).

Chávez Fellows are part of a multidisciplinary cohort of approximately ten predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, all committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows participate together in mentoring and professional development programming, including guidance in preparing for faculty careers.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. Research statement outlining completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, and plans for publication (maximum two pages single spaced);
  2. Teaching statement outlining past and future teaching interests (maximum one page single spaced)
  3. Fellowship program statement describing your interests in joining a multidisciplinary cohort; the statement should also describe prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service (maximum one page single spaced)
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation. For ABD candidates, at least one of the letters should explicitly address the timeline for dissertation completion. Fellows are expected to have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment (usually by July 1, 2018).

Application through Interfolio can be accessed here: http://apply.interfolio.com/47328

Review of applications will begin February 18, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

CLIR Postdoc at UNM

Any postdocs out there?

University of New Mexico
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The University of New Mexico seeks applications for a two-year CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation and Latin American, Chicano and Caribbean Studies. The fellow will help bridge gaps in the North/South information divide as part of the faculty in the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (CULLS), with an affiliated status at the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII). In the libraries, the successful fellow will collaborate with Research Data Services (RDS), Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication (DISC), and Latin American Collections to enhance and build upon existing custodial and post-custodial collections projects that bridge the North/South information gap in historical and contemporary contexts. Well-developed United States/Latin America partnerships in all affiliated programs offer a firm foundation for the successful fellow to develop new initiatives that enhance collections and scholarship while  implementing  equitable  and  culturally  sensitive  Latin American and Caribbean projects in data curation and digital humanities. This fellowship offers a distinctive opportunity to work across geographic boundaries and academic disciplines at a historically and culturally diverse, flagship university, which is National Resource Center for Latin America (Title VI NRC) as well as a Carnegie Classified “Highest Research Activity” and Hispanic-Serving Institution.

The successful fellow will work with digitized and born digital documents, data and metadata and a wide variety of historical texts, including: maps, personal and professional correspondence, political and legal records and accounting, travel and shipping logs. New Mexico’s history as part of the Spanish colonial empire, independent Mexico and the United States enables the fellow to traverse the changing political boundaries of the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean while investigating and improving online access to collections, data and metadata between the Americas. UNM presents excellent opportunities to work on several projects involving data curation in Latin American, Chicano and Caribbean Studies, ranging from interactive digital bibliography development, mapping and social network analysis to cross cultural data and meta-data translation and enhancement.  The successful fellow will have ample opportunity to conduct original research on data curation strategies in Latin American and Latin Americanist contexts. A strong emphasis on the ways that the fellow can contribute to data curation and post-custodial partnerships at UNM and beyond will be matched by the professional development of the fellow in the fields of Latin American, Chicano and Caribbean Studies, library science, data curation, and the digital humanities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use a variety of contemporary research methods and tools to analyze, consult and instruct diverse communities on Latin American, Chicano and Caribbean documents, data and metadata in digitalized and born-digital environments
  • Work with community stake holders to develop educational material and web resources
  • Collaborate with  Latin  American  partner  institutions  to  develop  digitally-augmented materials from Latin American archival and data sources
  • Participate in professional organizations and maintain awareness of the developing trends in digital humanities, data curation and digital scholarship, Latin American librarianship and Latin American and Chicano and Caribbean Studies
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures for digitally-born acquisitions, metadata translations, data curation, and management
  • Provide training for students, faculty, staff, and international partners on best practices and standards that bridge North/South information gap
  • Collaborate in grant writing to support digital initiatives and scholarly communications across borders
  • Work with library departments, technical experts, and community partners to enhance access to Latin American and Caribbean data

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Ph.D. completed within the last five years in a relevant field
  • Reading and writing knowledge of Spanish
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and in interdisciplinary environments

Desired:

  • Familiarity with or desire to learn HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Drupal
  • Familiarity with or desire to learn GIS data and mapping tools, and social networking technologies and international data curation practices
  • Demonstrated understanding of North/South issues in libraries, archives and the internet
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude for digital humanities technologies, tools and methods to organize and make discoverable digital surrogates and digitally-born data
  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals to identify key problems and contribute to teams that develop solutions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital audio and/or video formats
  • Experience with metadata standards and/or RDF/Linked Data
  • Scholarly focus on topics in Latin American, Chicano or Caribbean Studies
  • Demonstrated excellence in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish
  • Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of digital platforms across the Americas

GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Training in Research Data Services (RDS), Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications (DISC), and Latin American Collections in the libraries
  • Collaborative opportunities with interdisciplinary scholars in UNM’s Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) working groups
  • Collaborative working relationships with  local  organizations  such  as  the  National Hispanic Cultural Center and the New Mexico Humanities Council
  • Opportunities to work with staff who have a variety of technical and domain-specific skill sets
  • Access to technology support and consultation services from CULLS IT staff members which maintains the Libraries’ technical infrastructure
  • Participation in the intellectual life of the CULLS and the LAII, including speaker’s series, symposia, and workshops
  • Option of co-teaching  in  Latin  American  Studies  or  Organizational  Learning and Information Sciences
  • Membership in a vibrant community of Latin Americanists and Chicano scholars and artists
  • Networking and research opportunities with Latin American partner institutions

COMPENSATION
The salary for this position is $65,000 with benefits including: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; FSA; 403(b) and 457(b) eligibility; and discounts for UNM Athletic and Popejoy events, and local businesses that are part of the LoboPerks program.

ENVIRONMENT

The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, the 60th largest metropolitan area in the US. Set between the scenic Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande, Albuquerque is home to diverse cultures, a vibrant arts scene, sporting events, fantastic local cuisine and easy access to myriad recreational opportunities. The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences at UNM is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries.  The LAII is an NRC for Latin America.

Latin American collections include nearly 850,000 print and electronic books  in English, Spanish, Portuguese and indigenous languages. Supporting research across all UNM colleges, these comprehensive holdings also include 13,000 digitized archival pieces, 5000 repository manuscripts, and sizable archival collections in the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. The following post-custodial collections make shared materials openly accessible through UNM platforms: Fideicomiso Archivo Plutarco Elias Calles y Fernando Torreblanca (FAPECFT), Hemispheric Research  Institute  (HEMI),  Spanish  Colonial  Research  Center (SCRC), Abya Yala and the Latin American Energy Policy, Regulation and Dialogue (LaEnergaia).

UNM’s RDS program works with diverse disciplines across UNM in the planning for and management, analysis, documentation, preservation, and sharing of research data through UNM’s Digital Repository (http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/data/), and through other disciplinary repositories. Examples of these data include environmental and ecological data from large-scale research programs, Spanish and indigenous language data and applications, and spatially enhanced document collections.

The University Libraries’ Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication (DISC) program develops online resources that promote access to, strengthen the awareness of and digitally preserve  the  cultural  heritage  of  New  Mexico  and  the  greater  Southwest.  The  University Libraries also operate an independent IT services unit that provides comprehensive technology support for all library online initiatives, and maintains an enterprise-class virtual server environment, extensive data storage facilities, and active collaborations with the UNM Center for Advanced Research Computing.

The LAII is designated a National Resource Center (NRC) for Latin America by the US Department of Education. It promotes greater understanding of Latin America and Iberia within and beyond UNM. LAII coordinates and supports the Latin American work of some 119 faculty with research and teaching specializations representing nine colleges at UNM. LAII provides a range of support services, including conference and research travel, funding for visiting speakers, interdisciplinary research working groups, and seed funding for external grant applications. In collaboration with UNM’s Global Education Office, LAII assists in negotiating and maintaining inter-institutional agreements abroad. In addition to offering interdisciplinary Latin American Studies BA, MA and PhD degrees, LAII collaborates on multiple dual degree programs with professional schools.

Rare Book School Diversity Program

Any librarians out there? Check out this wonderful opportunity from the Rare Book School…

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for new NEH-GBHI Scholarships!  Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant, these scholarships form part of the School’s Global Book Histories Initiative (GBHI), an effort to increase course offerings relating to non-western book history and bibliography over the next several years. Scholarships will provide full Rare Book School course tuition as well as a travel stipend of $2,000. Up to twenty-four (24) awards will be made this year.

Eligible applicants from any allied field will come from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, or will work with organizations primarily serving such groups.  Successful applicants will demonstrate how they intend to share what they learn from RBS course content with colleagues in their own communities.

Scholarship recipients will have two years to use their awards, contingent upon acceptance into any particular RBS course.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2017 at 5PM EDT

More information about the program, including scholarship applications, may be found here: 
http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/scholarships/neh-gbhi/

Rare Book School is also currently accepting applications for various additional scholarships and fellowships open to new and returning RBS students. Among other fellowships of immediate relevance are the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowships, which provides RBS tuition as well as attendance at the annual conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. See http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/scholarships for information about the application process and the types of scholarships currently available.

Applications will be accepted until November 1.

Fellowship in Afro-Latinidades in the United States

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The Program in Latina and Latino Studies at Williams College invites applications for a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship or a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in Afro-Latina/o/x Studies beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The program seeks a scholar of Afro-Latinidades in the United States whose research and teaching embraces and advances interdisciplinary approaches rooted in the humanities and/or social sciences, including but not limited to literary and visual studies and criticism; performance studies; social movements and activism; and/or studies of social and structural inequalities.

A successful pre-doctoral fellow candidate will devote the first year to the completion of dissertation work while also teaching one course in the study of U.S. Afro-Latinidades. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) will be spent on academic career development while again teaching one course. A successful post-doctoral fellow candidate will dedicate the year to their current research and teach one course each semester in the study of U.S. Afro-Latinidades. The Latina and Latino Studies Program has demonstrated success in mentoring and supporting pre- and post-doctoral fellows, and we are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Information about the program can be found at https://latino-studies.williams.edu/

All applicants should send the following materials to the program chair, Mérida M. Rúa, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43605 : a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests; a C.V.; and three letters of recommendation. Pre-doctoral fellowship applicants should send a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pages and a timetable for completion of the degree. Postdoctoral applicants should submit a writing sample, preferably limited to 25 pages.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on the completion of a background check. Further information is available at: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students. Please visit the Williams website (http://williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.

Internship Opportunity at the Smithsonian Latino Center

Apply! Apply! Apply!

Internship opportunity. Fall 2017
National Museum of American History, Archives Center
Frank Espada Photo Collection.

Opportunity for two fall 2017 semester internships with stipend.
For the Espada Collection project, two interns will focus exclusively on assistance with collection cataloging and processing. The collection consists of photographs and negatives taken by Frank Espada, mostly comprised of images from his most well-known body of work, The Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project; there are several hundred prints and thousands of negatives of Puerto Rican communities across the Unites States, as well as some accompanying documentation.

The interns will perform collection processing and/or cataloguing activities, in collaboration with the Archives Center’s processing coordinator. Several tasks include performing research in order to write introductory texts for finding aids, arranging and re-housing collection materials, and describing materials for finding aids and catalog records. The interns will receive instruction in reference standards and techniques, archival description (DACS and Archivists’ Toolkit), and collection care. Working knowledge of Spanish and Latinx history preferred but not required.

To apply you must use our online application system SOLAA – https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public and upload the following qualifying documents:
• Résumé
• 2 letters of recommendation
• Transcripts (can be unofficial)
• Essay (1 page min./ 2 page max. — a summary of your knowledge skills and abilities demonstrated in your academic coursework, past internships, volunteer experiences or paid jobs; additionally you should express your learning expectations for the internship project).
* due July 1!

Contact Omar Eaton Martinez with questions. EatonMO@si.edu 202-633-3556