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CLACS Fellowships and Professorships

CLACS Engaged Course Development Grants 

CLACS invites applications from affiliated faculty or groups of faculty to develop engaged courses with the support of the Center for academic year 18-19. The Center will award up to $4,000 (total) for one or more initiatives that will support the development of community-engaged courses and related programming for students who are interested in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Eligible proposals will develop courses that link traditional academic study with community-engaged learning experiences, including off-campus practica.  

Requests of up to $4,000 will be accepted. Up to $1,000 may be used to support programming such as lectures and events for the course. Compensation for the faculty member(s) in the form of a summer salary (benefits are deducted from the stipend in this case) will also be considered.

Proposals are due to Kate_Goldman@brown.edu by February 28, 2018.

Click here  for more information.

Sarmiento Research Award for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University is accepting applications from Brown University undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty for Sarmiento Research Awards. Successful applicants receive up to $5,000 to support humanities and social science research in and on Spanish-speaking South America. The funds may be used between July 2017-June 2018 to cover travel and research expenses.

The deadline for the 2017 competition was February 10. We will post information about the 2018-2019 academic year award soon.

Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings leading scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research at Brown University. Visiting Professors are based at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and teach one undergraduate course on Latin America per semester, advise undergraduate and graduate student theses, and give presentations in Center or affiliated departmental colloquia. The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship provides a stipend, an optional medical insurance package, financial assistance with round-trip travel from home country, and administrative assistance. Appointments are possible for one or two semesters.

The deadline is October 15, 2017. Click here to review the full description.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Interdisciplinary Faculty-Student Reading/Writing Groups

CLACS invites applications from groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary reading and/or writing groups in the academic year 17-18. The purpose is to enhance learning about a specific topic, country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives.

Now Accepting Proposals // Deadline September 25, 2017


International Postdoctoral Fellowship (Department of Hispanic Studies and CLACS)

Brown University invites applications for a 2-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with a specialization in contemporary Mexican literary, visual, and/or performance studies. We especially welcome applicants working on narrative, poetry or drama about violence, social change and migration in relation to a broader Mexican and Latin American tradition or Mexican and U.S. border studies; a proven interest in film, visual arts, or digital culture and in critical theory is also desirable. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and is effective July 1, 2017. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fluency in both Spanish and English.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per year in the Department of Hispanic Studies cross-listed in the Cogut Center's Humanities course offerings. The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. PhD must be in hand by July 1, 2017 and must have been awarded in the last five years. The position carries a stipend of $61,449 with an increase to $63,907 the second year plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year. 

For application instructions, please click here.