ALARI offers non-stipendiary fellowships (Visiting Research Associates) to exceptional scholars who are conducting research on Afro-Latin American Studies in any field. Research Associates may include doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty.
By conducting research and engaging with faculty and students at ALARI and beyond, the Visiting Research Associates enrich the intellectual life of our Institute. In past years, the Visiting Research Associate program has brought together a diverse set of people from academic and professional fields, and supported their studies related to the interdisciplinary field of Afro-Latin American Studies. The mission of the fellowship is to support and advance the field of Afro-Latin American Studies.
The ALARI Visiting Research Associates are expected to participate actively in all ALARI events, such as the monthly seminar series, conferences, workshops, and lectures, and to attend and present papers at other seminars relevant to their interests.
The ALARI Visiting Research Associates are courtesy appointments and does not offer a stipend. Office space will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please note in your cover letter whether or not you would like to be considered for office space.
Applicants for the ALARI Research Associate fellowship should submit one complete copy of the following items:
- A cover letter with current email address, and phone number; please also list whether you are seeking a residential (office space) or non-residential fellowship; and desired fellowship term (full academic year, fall term only, spring term only, other to be discussed).
- A curriculum vitae
- A description of the proposed project including the background, nature, importance, specific objectives, and methodology of the project, no longer than three pages (references do not count in the page limit.)
- If you require visa sponsorship, you will need to submit a proof of sufficient funds.
- One letter of recommendation addressed to the ALARI Research Associate Selection Committee
Applications must be received February 1 for a fellowship beginning in September of the same academic year. Complete applications for the 2021 - 2022 year must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Research Fellowship Application."
Applications will be reviewed by a faculty selection committee, and awards will be announced in early April.
Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decisions via email in mid-April.