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Sarmiento Research Award

Sarmiento Research Award for Latin American Studies 2017-2018

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud to announce that it has awarded three research fellowships to graduate students through the Sarmiento Flexible Fund for Latin American Studies, which was established through the generous support of Alfredo C. Cassiet, M.D. and Maria-Elena Cassiet.

The fund can be used to support Brown University faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students who engage in social science or humanities research on non-Caribbean Latin America south of Panama, focusing on the period after 1830. All recipients must be natives or residents of a Spanish-speaking country south of Panama (not including the Caribbean).

The three applicants selected for support in this year’s competition are Luis Achondo (Music), Nicolás Campisi (Hispanic Studies), and Miguel Rosas (Hispanic Studies). Achondo will perform ethnographic research in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of his work on the intersection of music, sound, and violence in the cultural practices of Argentine soccer fans. Campisi will conduct research in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina on the cultural context in which contemporary literature is produced. Rosas will travel to Peru and Europe to explore the work of Peruvian intellectual Mariano de Rivero. These three scholars will share their research findings at the CLACS Graduate Student Research Showcase on November 6.

The Sarmiento Flexible Fund provides Latin American scholars at Brown a unique opportunity to return to their region to conduct work in the humanities or social sciences, thus enriching their projects. CLACS will publish a call for proposals for the 2018 Sarmiento Research Awards later this year. Brown faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate student who meet the above criteria are welcome to apply for up to $5,000 of support.

The eligibility requirements are the following:

An applicant must:

1.        Seek support for social science or humanities research on non-Caribbean Latin America south of Panama, focusing on the period after 1830.

2.        Be a native or resident of a Spanish-speaking country south of Panama, not including the Caribbean;

3.        Be able to present completed research in a public lecture or poster session at CLACS prior to the end of the spring 2019 semester.

Applicants must submit (1) a curriculum vitae including contact information; (2) a brief project proposal (no more than 1,000 words) outlining the scholarly work that s/he would like to carry out as a Sarmiento Fellow and how it relates to her/his overall research agenda; (3) a simple budget for the research, including other funding sources that are confirmed or pending; and (4) if the applicant is a student, a letter of support emailed directly from a faculty mentor. Application materials may be submitted in Spanish or English.