Funding Opportunities for Faculty

GRANTS FOR COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY F/T FACULTY ONLY

With support from the US Department of Education Title VI program, the Institute of Latin American Studies awards grants to full time faculty every year for research and other academic activities. Click here to download application and guidelines.


EDMUNDO O’GORMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars Program provides financing for short‐term (four to eight‐week) visits to Columbia by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Mexican institutions of higher education. The Program is supported by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico; its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic and research community of Mexico. Its name honors Edmundo O’Gorman (1906‐1995), one of the most influential Mexican historians of the twentieth century. Click here for the latest call.



 EDWARD LAROCQUE TINKER VISITING PROFESSORSHIP

Columbia University is one of five major universities to have a professorship endowed by the Tinker Foundation. The goal of the Tinker Visiting Professor program is to bring to the campus pre-eminent scholars and professionals (journalists, writers, artists, public officials, etc.) who are citizens of Latin America or the Iberian Peninsula as a means of encouraging contact and collaboration.

A Tinker Visiting Professor usually offers to teach (or co-teach) one course – a mixed graduate/undergraduate specialized seminar in his/her field of expertise. The visitor is asked also to give a public lecture. The Tinker Visiting Professor will be supported by a stipend, office space at the Institute of Latin American Studies, assistance in arranging Columbia housing, travel reimbursements, and part-time research assistance. Funding can also be made available to support conferences or other events at the University related to the visitor’s fields of interest during or following their semester of residence. Please visit the page for additional information.


 VISITING SCHOLARS

Each year ILAS selects distinguished academics to visit Columbia University to work on their own research and writing projects. Visiting Scholars are selected through a competitive process on the basis of professional qualifications, the quality of research plans, and the relevance of both to the Institute’s mission and objectives.

If you are interested in applying to the Visiting Scholar program, please download the VS Guidelines Information and Application Form.

If you have any questions regarding these fellowship and travel grant programs, please contact Esteban Andrade, Program Manager, at eaa2127@columbia.edu