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Sarmiento Research Award for Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) accepts 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 2019-June 2020 to cover travel and research expenses.

The program is funded by 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, and can only accept candidates who are “natives or residents of Spanish-speaking countries south of Panama, not including the Caribbean.”

Application and Eligibility Requirements

Deadline: April 15, 2021 at 5:00pm 

Past Recipients

2017-2018 recipients included Luis Achondo (Music), Nicolás Campisi (Hispanic Studies), and Miguel Rosas (Hispanic Studies). Achondo performed 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 conducted research in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina on the cultural context in which contemporary literature is produced. Rosas traveled to Peru and Europe to explore the work of Peruvian intellectual Mariano de Rivero. These three scholars shared their research findings at the CLACS Graduate Student Research Showcase on November 6, 2017.