The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) announces the inaugural ISLAA Research Grant and call for proposals. The ISLAA Research Grant is an opportunity for MA and PhD students currently enrolled in US-based graduate university programs to conduct research on modern and contemporary art and visual culture from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diaspora, including Latinx studies. The inaugural Research Grant will award three grantees up to 2,500 USD. Grantees will be chosen by a selection committee of scholars and arts professionals specially appointed for this occasion.

All graduate students that demonstrate a compelling need to develop field research are welcome to apply. Research activities may include consulting primary and secondary resources at archives, museums, and libraries, interviewing artists, curators, and scholars, and arranging studio visits. Research may be conducted globally and must be directed toward MA or PhD dissertations, peer-reviewed journal articles, and/or professional conference presentations.

Application materials include but are not limited to the following documents. Please start an application in order to review all submission requirements:
+Research proposal (1,000–1,500 word limit, PDF file only)
+Calendar (one page, PDF file only)
+Itinerary (one page, PDF file only)
+Budget (one page, PDF file only)

Submission deadline: Sunday April 3, 2022. 11:59 EDT

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If you have any questions about the ISLAA Research Grant, please email [email protected]

The recipients of the inaugural ISLAA Research Grant are:

Javiera Irribarren, PhD candidate, Columbia University

Sophia Kitlinski, PhD candidate, Yale University

Horacio Ramos, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center CUNY

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