Fellowship in Afro-Latinidades in the United States

For original post, go here: https://latino-studies.williams.edu/articles/fellowship-in-afro-latinidades-in-the-united-states/

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

CfP: The Bancroft Seminar on Interdisciplinary Latina/o History

The Bancroft Seminar on Interdisciplinary Latina/o History 2017-2018 Call for Book Manuscripts Selection process begins September 15, 2017
The Bancroft Library Seminar on Interdisciplinary Latina/o History is accepting proposals for its 2017-2018 book manuscript seminar. The seminar is comprised of a collective of northern California faculty dedicated to the interdisciplinary flourishing of Latina/o historiography — from the traditional subfields of social and political history to literary, intellectual, art, film, and beyond. Our primary aim is to provide critical, constructive feedback on book manuscripts with the goal of assisting junior faculty produce cutting-edge work.
In order to ensure that candidates have sufficient time to incorporate the feedback from the seminar into their manuscript, the seminar seeks applications from candidates who have completed a solid draft of a manuscript but whose work will not be published for another year after the seminar meets. The seminar meets twice a year and focuses on one manuscript per session. The seminar begins with the candidate providing brief remarks on the project followed by a faculty member serving as a respondent to the manuscript after which discussion is open to everyone. The seminar concludes with a
sponsored reception and dinner. Under the auspices of the Ethnic Studies Department, candidates are offered lodging during their visit.
The Bancroft Seminar is inspired by the well-known Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies, but builds on the strength of Bay Area historians in order to both advance the field of Latina/o studies and raise conceptual questions related to historiography. The seminar meets twice a year, and has met since 2014.
To apply, please email the following information as a single PDF file to raulc@berkeley.edu:
1) a cover page that includes: i) name; ii) email address; iii) academic rank; iv) institutional affiliation; v) where your project is in terms of publication (e.g., Do you
have a book contract? When will you submit your manuscript to publishers?); and vi) when you would be able to present or any restrictions on when you can not present.
Seminars meet once in the fall and once in the spring semester on a Friday afternoon. Flexibility will be greatly appreciated.
2) CV
3) one page proposal explaining the main questions you would like the seminar to consider as we read your manuscript. Please also address your project’s disciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions; and
4) a two page dissertation or book manuscript abstract.
For more information on the seminar, please contact the seminar coordinator Raúl Coronado at raulc@berkeley.edu.

Scholarship Opportunity (deadline 5/31/17)

Original post found here: http://frostplace.org/programs/conference-on-poetry/latin-scholarship/

This scholarship is designed to encourage the Latin@ voice in poetry and the literary arts, both at The Frost Place and in the broader literary community.  It covers tuition, room and board, and travel for The Frost Place Conference on Poetry.

The recipient of the scholarship will be selected from the applicant pool by a small panel of readers committed to the Latin@ voice in poetry. The selection will be based solely on the merit of the work submitted and the responses to the application questions.

Applicants should self-identify as Latin@, have a strong commitment to the Latin@ community, and be a minimum of 21 years of age.

Former Conference on Poetry attendee and coordinator of the scholarship, Javier Zamora, describes how his time at The Frost Place was important to his development as a poet, and how he hopes this scholarship will affect its recipient and further the Latin@ voice in poetry.

“My time at the conference was essential in cementing relationships that helped my writing’s early stages, ie. before the MFA. The workshops were intimate and I learned so much about poetry. […] The craft talks were also helpful in solidifying my ideas for what a “poem” is, and friendships I made with faculty and attendants have proved lasting.

Although the faculty is diverse, while at The Frost Place, I saw a lack of a Latin@ presence within the attendants. During my MFA at NYU, Latin@ presence was also small. The purpose of this scholarship is to begin to increase our visibility in these spaces. The idea is to create more possibilities for inclusion.”

Herrera Internship Endowment

Original post found here: http://www.nhccnm.org/learn/

The Herrera Internship provides scholarships to Hispanic, female students who complete an internship with the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC). It was created by Dr. Denise Herrera to honor her mother (Yolanda Herrera) and two grandmothers (Reyna Herrera and Helen Montoya) who did not have the opportunity to pursue higher education. As a Native New Mexican, Dr. Herrera has dedicated much of her academic and professional career to the advancement of underrepresented groups in higher education. As a participant in several diversity programs herself, Dr. Herrera has mentored students from elementary through the postdoctoral level; this internship is intended to honor that tradition of “lifting others while we climb” and paying it forward.

Applications are due May 15, 2017. To see eligibility requirements and to apply, download the application here.

For questions regarding the application, call 505-246-2261.

The Sonrisas Foundation Scholarship Program is now open

Know any worthy high school seniors?

Original post found here: http://sonrisasfoundation.com/scholarships

The 2017 scholarship application is now open!

sonrisasscholarshipapplication ONLINE


Applicants will be notified of their status during the months of June-July.

Please submit any questions you may have via the contact form on this website or email us at contact@sonrisasfoundation.com

Only high school seniors planning to a end college are eligible to apply. Students must have a minimum of 3.25 GPA. The scholarship will be presented at the Sonrisas Foundation Annual Latin Gala.

Students must complete the application form (separate document) and submit it, along with current transcript, to contact@sonrisasfoundation.com by 5 p.m. on September 1st, 2017.

ACHP-Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Fellowship

This is a great experience. El Santuario de Chimayó is a great place just north of Santa Fe full of peace, nature, and as legend has it, curative properties.

Original post found here: https://www.smithsonianofi.com/achp-fellowship/

The Smithsonian and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) are excited to announce a new fellowship opportunity! This opportunity will grant a fellow the chance to study in DC at both the Smithsonian and the ACHP, and to gain experience at a site of national historical significance of their choice.

The focus of the fellowship is to explore place-based, cultural heritage and the connection between intangible cultural heritage and place.

For example, a fellow could research Los Matachines ritual dance, with origins tracing back to the Moors. It is performed throughout the New World and while performances usually have similar elements, the traditions surrounding the dance, the music, and the performance itself are unique to each location. At El Santuario de Chimayo, a National Historic Landmark outside Santa Fe, NM, Los Matachines is performed twice a year, during Easter and the Santo Niño Fiesta.

The theme for the inaugural fellowship in Fall 2017 is Latino Heritage. We anticipate a new theme with every announcement cycle. To learn more, go here.

Association of Research Libraries’ Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce 2017 Application

Original post and application form found here: http://arl.formstack.com/forms/irdw_application_2017

Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce 2017 Application

All applicants are required to complete the form below and attach the following in documents in PDF:

  • Résumé
  • Essay (400 words maximum)
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (including last academic semester)
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts (including last academic semester completed) OR official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science

Additional required documents (via e-mail):

  • Two letters of recommendation. One should be from a current or former work supervisor or school faculty member who can speak to the applicant’s:
  • Oral and written expression
  • Achievements
  • Interpersonal skills (e.g., ability to work as part of a team)
  • Initiative

Letters of recommendation should be written on professional letterhead, signed, scanned, and e-mailed directly from the reference to Mira Swearer at mira@arl.org.

For more details on the application requirements and process, visit the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) website.

Deadline: The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Monday, May 15, 2017.



The Momentum Fellowship is designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.

The Momentum Fellowship grew out of discussions among members of our CEO cohort on diversity, equity and inclusion, who were interested in encouraging more individuals from diverse backgrounds to commit to careers in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors. The fellowship offers a robust learning experience, both through activities at host site foundations — where fellows will be placed — and through a suite of programming and network opportunities coordinated by Philanthropy Northwest.

Foundations currently participating in our second fellowship cohort include: The Collins FoundationEmpire Health FoundationMarguerite Casey FoundationMeyer Memorial TrustRasmuson FoundationWhatcom Community Foundation and Women’s Foundation of Oregon.

Philanthropy Northwest is excited about the potential for this program to help expand pathways for diverse professionals interested in philanthropy and to broaden the diversity of viewpoints within the sector.

What Will Fellows Do?

Fellows will be placed in two-year full-time positions at host foundations, specific to host foundation needs described in the fellow position description. Over the course of a program designed by Philanthropy Northwest, Momentum Fellows will receive professional development and networking opportunities. This includes peer-learning retreats, trainings offered through Philanthropy Northwest, networking and professional coaching.

Who Should Apply?

High-potential individuals who have a commitment to bringing new perspectives, ideas and viewpoints into the field by their ability to bring a lens of equity and inclusion to their work. Candidates should come from a community that is currently underrepresented in philanthropy, such as a community of color, LGBTQ, disability or other group. Fellows’ levels of professional experience may vary — please see individual job descriptions for eligibility requirements. Preference will be given to past or present residents of the Pacific Northwest, with a willingness to commit to service in the region.

Salary Range?

Please see each position description for the salary range. Salaries and benefits are competitive for type of position and the area in the region.

Applicant FAQ

Download Frequently Asked Questions for fellowship applicants.


Applications for the Momentum Fellowship are currently open until April 5, 2017. Apply to a fellowship position below.

Community Engagement and Special Initiatives Fellow, The Collins Foundation

Executive Assistant Fellow, Empire Health Foundation

Program Coordinator Fellow, Empire Health Foundation

Research & Evaluation Fellow, Marguerite Casey Foundation

Grant Operations Fellow, Meyer Memorial Trust

Healthy Environment Program Fellow, Meyer Memorial Trust

Housing Opportunities Program Fellow, Meyer Memorial Trust

Program Fellow (two openings available), Rasmuson Foundation

Communications Fellow, Whatcom Community Foundation

Program Manager Fellow, Women’s Foundation of Oregon