The Richard E. Greenleaf Library Fellowships

Program Description:

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is pleased to announce the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowships to support research at the Library for 2013-2014. 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 September 27, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

Call for proposals for 2013-14 now open until 5pm Central time April 30, 2013.

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