Call for Applications
Richard E. Greenleaf
Visiting Library Scholar program, 2014-2015
The Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) and the
University Libraries' Latin American Collections at the University of New
Mexico are pleased to invite applications for the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting
Library Scholar award for 2014-2015. The deadline for applications is Monday,
April 21, 2014 by 5:00 PM.
The Richard E.
Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar award provides individuals the opportunity
to work as visiting researchers with the University of New Mexico's Latin
American library collections, one of the largest and most complete Latin or
Spanish American collections in the country.
Invited to apply are scholars (U.S. and international), junior faculty
(U.S.) and graduate students (U.S.) who specialize in Latin America and Iberia.
The award honors Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf, distinguished scholar of colonial
Latin American history, and his extensive career in teaching, research, and
Recipients of the Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library
Scholar award will work to promote scholarly use of the Latin American and
Iberian collections, focusing on objectives with specific relevance to the UNM
Library collections. Scholars will have
the opportunity to present their research to faculty and students during their
visit to UNM and to submit a brief report. LAII will assist awardees in
identifying and networking with UNM scholars in relevant fields.
The LAII will make
one long-term (minimum two months) award for $8,000.00 and at least one
short-term (minimum two weeks) $2,000.00 awards to help defray travel and
housing costs for Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Proposed research may be conducted any time between June 1, 2014 and
July 31, 2015. The LAII's Operations Committee will award the grants based on
the relevance of the proposal to the unique holdings of UNM University
Libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant's
This year special consideration will be given to projects
that utilize UNM's Ibarra Collection. The Ibarra collection documents the
personal, social, and political life of the Ibarra family and its associates in
18th, 19th and 20th century Venezuela. It consists of photos, book and newspaper
publications as well as family, political, and business documents. While most
of the material relates primarily to Ibarra family history with photos,
documents and charts; some documents also address elements of South American
history, including material related to Simon Bolivar. Of particular interest in
these manuscripts are hard-to-find Venezuelan newspapers and unpublished poems
within the papers of women in the family. For an inventory of the documents in
this collection please see: http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmumss911bc.xml
For applications and further information please visit the
LAII website: http://laii.unm.edu/funding/visitor.php
Questions may be directed to: LAII Graduate Assistant for
Grants and Awards at Commlaii@unm.edu