FW: Summer opportunity
- The attached document describes an opportunity for faculty to do research on Latin America and the Caribbean at either Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill this summer. The application deadline is Apirl 1, 2008.
THE CONSORTIUM IN LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES
at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
2008 SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR COLLEGE TEACHERS
The UNC and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces its competition for Summer Research Fellowships for the summer of 2008. With Title VI funds from the US Department of Education, the Consortium will award at least three fellowships of up to $1,000 each to faculty from four-year colleges, community colleges, and HBCUs to use the Duke and UNC-CH libraries and other campus resources.
PURPOSE, ELIGIBILITY, AND PRIORITIES - The fellows will be chosen in a competition targeting regional faculty from institutions of higher education in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, with preference for regular faculty from four-year colleges, community colleges, and historically black colleges and universities. We will also give priority to proposals to create a new course on Latin America or the Caribbean, or to add substantial Latin American content to an existing course at the candidate's institution. The proposed project must have a clear focus on Latin America or the Caribbean. The project should take place between June 2 and August 15, 2008, and the length of stay should be at least one week. The awardees will be assigned to one of the two campuses. There are no other program participation requirements of the award.
The award pays a stipend of up to $1,000 to cover travel, living, and incidental expenses. Applicants should be US citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be employed as faculty at an institution of higher education in fall 2008. Students, faculty, and staff of Duke University or UNC-CH are not eligible to apply.
ABOUT THE CONSORTIUM AND ITS LIBRARIES - The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University is a National Resource Center for Latin American Language and Area Studies funded by the US Department of Education. The Consortium conducts a range of activities for the campus communities and beyond, and it has a strong outreach component. As the only such center in the South Atlantic region between Pennsylvania and Florida, the regional focus of this outreach has a long history, as evidenced by the Consortium's summer residential workshops for college teachers in the 1990s, by the subsequent creation of a regional directory and listserv for Latin Americanists and Caribbeanists, and by being the birthplace of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) and site of the association's 50th annual meeting.
The libraries of Duke and UNC-CH rank among the top institutions in North America. Together they hold over 12 million volumes, almost 84,000 current serial subscriptions, more than 5 million state, federal and international government documents, more than 8.5 million microforms, over 600,000 maps, and an estimated 40 million manuscripts. The two Latin American collections together now total close to 600,000 volumes. Our Latin American collections are designed to be complementary. A 1940 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation established the division of responsibility, along geographic lines, that has been maintained to the present. Both libraries acquire materials needed for general instruction, and more specialized research resources are purchased cooperatively. UNC-CH is primarily responsible for Argentina, Brazil (humanities), Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the Spanish- and French-speaking Caribbean; Duke covers the Andean countries, Mexico, Brazil (social sciences), Central America, and the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. The Latin American and Caribbean holdings at the two universities are evenly matched, and make up about 7-8% of total holdings. Numerous electronic resources on Latin America and the Caribbean are available at Duke and UNC-CH, and there are also notable rare book and materials collections: the Bernard J. Flatow Collection of Latin American Cronistas at UNC-CH, and the Pérez de Velasco Collection (Peru) and the Leonardo Muñoz Collection (Ecuador)
at Duke. See more detail at <http://www.lib.duke.edu/ias/latamer> and <http://www.lib.unc.edu/cdd/crs/international/latin/>. Fellows will have access to both library systems regardless of where they are based: the campuses are only nine miles apart, and regular bus service joins the two.
HOW TO APPLY: - Candidates should submit a complete application, which includes a cover letter explaining how this fellowship will further professional and institutional development, the attached data form, a two-page description of the project, a current CV, and a letter from their dean or department chair endorsing the application and verifying employment. The deadline is April 1, 2008, and awards will be announced by May 1.
For more information about this competition, or to submit an application, contact Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz at the UNC-CH Institute for the Study of the Americas (3203 Fed Ex Global Education Center, CB#3205, 962-2418, riefkohl@...) or Natalie Hartman at the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Room 140 Franklin Center, Box 90254, 681-3983, njh@...).
2008 SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Application Data Form
**Application deadline: April 1, 2008**
Applicant Name ________________________________________________________________________
Social Security # _________________________ E-mail address _______________________________
Permanent Home ________________________________________________________________________
Telephone Numbers ________________________________________________________________________
Current Position ________________________________________________________________________
Institutional Affiliation ________________________________________________________________________
Office Address ________________________________________________________________________
Major Teaching Areas ________________________________________________________________________
Major Field of Research _______________________________________________________________________
Project Title of Project _______________________________________________________________________
Proposed Dates of Project _________________________________________________________________
How would you describe your Spanish language proficiency? (Check one.)
____ None ____ Beginning ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced ____ Native
How would you describe your Portuguese language proficiency? (Check one.)
____ None ____ Beginning ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced ____ Native
Other language: ________________________________________________________________________
Have you participated in a past college teacher workshop organized by the Carolina and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies? ____________
If yes, when: ________________________________________________________________________
Do you have a preference of campus assignment: Duke ______ UNC-CH _____ Either _____
(Note: campus assignment is up to the selection committee, but we will take your request into account.)
Submit completed application to Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz at the UNC-CH Institute of Latin American Studies (3203 Fed Ex Global Education Center, CB#3205, 962-2418, riefkohl@...) or Natalie Hartman at the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Room 140 Franklin Center, Box 90254, 681-3983, njh@...).
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