Accepting New Applications for the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants

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Deadline: March 1, 2014

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI), the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), and the Florida International University Libraries are pleased to announce the 2014 Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants and request applications for spring and early summer 2014. These awards are offered in honor of Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala, the prominent music collector and independent scholar who donated his Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection to FIU in 2001.

The grants provide scholars and graduate students from outside the Miami area the opportunity to conduct research on the special collections and archives related to Cuba and Cuban Americans at the FIU Green Library, thereby expanding access to its unique holdings and enhancing its value as a national resource. CRI, LACC, and FIU Libraries are offering three research travel grants of up to $1,500 each to offset the costs of a minimum one-week stay to use the collections.

Scholars and graduate students in the humanities and the social sciences whose work will be enhanced by using the resources of the collections are encouraged to apply. Research topics may include, but are not limited to, Cuban and Cuban-American popular music, history, and literature. Two of the awards will be given to U.S.-based scholars or graduate students, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant. Those based in other countries are encouraged to apply for the other grant.

For more information and to download the application for a Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grant, click here.