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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 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 size of each award will depend on the number of viable applications received by the deadline. The funds may be used between July 2024 - June 2025 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 due to restrictions on the fund, can only accept candidates who are “natives or residents of Spanish-speaking countries south of Panama, not including the Caribbean.”

Application and Eligibility Requirements

An applicant must:

1. Submit a research plan 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; and

3. Be prepared to present completed research in a public presentation at CLACS prior to the end of the spring 2025 semester. (Note: This event may be virtual depending on university guidelines in place at that time.)

Applicants must submit (1) a curriculum vitae including contact information; (2) a brief project proposal (no more than 500 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) a letter of support from a faculty mentor, which can be e-mailed directly by the faculty member. Application materials may be submitted in Spanish or English, and items 1, 2, and 3 must be submitted in a single PDF file.

Please email all required documents to maria_isabel_marin@brown.edu and clacs@brown.edusubject line Sarmiento Application, by April 19, 2024 at 5 pm.