Follow us on Facebook!
Sign up for our newsletter!
Fall 2014 ISLAC Newsletter
News and Spotlight
Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman for receiving the USF 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the USF 2014 Outstanding Community-Engaged Teaching Award.
Promoting Collaboration and International Partnerships to Combat and Mitigate Human Trafficking
USF-Southern Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen ties and avenues of collaboration.
See Photo Gallery
Advance Notice for RFA: MSU/GCFSI Food Systems Innovation Grants
GCFSI intends to issue a Request for Application (RFA) in April, 2014. The goal of this RFA will be to create innovation in the global food system by finding, incubating and evaluating new and potentially disruptive knowledge and technology based solutions to development challenges, with an emphasis on problems deriving from population growth, climate change and urbanization.
GCFSI is one of the eight development labs funded by USAID under the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) program.
Applications that support GCFSI's mission by creating innovations in the following will be accepted:
Megatrend 1: Population Growth, Climate Change and Pressure on the Land
Megatrend 2: Rapid Urbanization and Transformation of Food Systems
Megatrend 3: Evolution in Skills in the Food System
The full Request for Applications will be issued in April 2014 and it will detail the innovation arenas that GCFSI has selected for proposals. Please do not consider this pre-solicitation announcement as the RFA and do not submit proposals until the formal RFA is released.
Field Research Grants are awarded to university Centers or Institutes of Latin American Studies to provide travel grants to graduate students with little or no previous field experience to conduct pre-dissertation research in specific regions of Latin America.
Deadline: October 01, 2015
The IAPA established its Scholarship Fund for young American or Canadian journalists for an academic year's study in some Latin American or Caribbean country, and for young Latin American and Caribbean journalists to take courses in journalism at some recognized university in the United States or Canada during one academic year. Latin American or Caribbean scholarship winners will have to study for an academic year at any recognized journalism school in the United States or Canada.
Deadline: January 15, 2015
The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association invites authors to compete for the twenty-third annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures.
Deadline: May 01, 2015
The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association (MLA) is pleased to invite authors to compete for the annual Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies.
Deadline: May 01, 2015
The Center for Latin American Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University will award this prize for the best paper written on the bilateral relationship between Argentina and the United States. The prize was established in 2012 at the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University to promote a better understanding of Argentina in the United States in all aspects.
Deadline: May 31, 2015
“The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid: Fences, Boundaries and Borders—Literal and Imagined.”
Upcoming Caribbean Studies Association's 40th Annual Conference
May 25-29th, in New Orleans.
A call for papers is attached (in four languages). We welcome presentations from all disciplines and from members of the community outside of academe. Our conference includes not only paper presentations, but film, visual arts, music and performance art as well.
Caribbean Studies Association
The 2015 UN Practicum in Advocacy submission deadline has been extended to December 15th.
Attached are the application and faculty recommendation forms for the 2015 UN Practicum with the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
If you are interested in applying, please do not be deterred by the tuition, think of it as another course in your curriculum and know that it is possible to find funding to attend.
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks spring, summer, and fall interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on Latin American issues. This internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy.
Deadline: March 15, 2015
The Academy of American Franciscan History is accepting applications for four dissertation fellowships. As many as two of these fellowships will be awarded for projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in Latin America, including the United States Borderlands, Mexico, Central and South America. Up to another two fellowships will be awarded to support projects dealing with some aspect of the history of the Franciscan Family in the rest of the United States and Canada.
Deadline: February 01, 2015
The University of Connecticut is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Fellowship to advance diversity in higher education. The program supports scholars from other universities while they complete their dissertation or post-MFA study for the term of an academic year
Deadline: February 17, 2015
Each year, the award provides three 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. Applicants are encouraged to search the University Libraries' online catalog and pay special attention to more rarefied manuscript and microfilm material.
Deadline: April 21, 2015
The Postdoctoral Research Associate Program provides junior scholars the opportunity to spend a year at the Department of Latina/Latino Studies to pursue their current research and to engage with academic peers and students at the University of Illinois.
Deadline: December 01, 2015
Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies
The Latin American Studies Program at Lehigh University invites Ph.D. candidates specializing in Latin America, with a clear contemporary Latin American cultural studies focus, to apply for a two-year predoctoral/postdoctoral fellowship, beginning fall 2015.
Deadline: December 01, 2015
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship requires teaching two courses per semester, with at least one course for each Spring Semester designated as a Service-Learning course.