SCMLA Grants and Prizes

 

Eligibility Requirements:

 

Applicants for all awards must be current SCMLA members and must have been members for the previous two years. Graduate Student Grant applicants must have been members for one year. SCMLA Executive Committee members are ineligible. Email Graduate Student Grant entries, Benson-SCMLA Faculty Research Grant, SCMLA Research Grant, SCMLA Research Grant for Temporary Faculty, SCMLA Conference Travel Grants, Career Achievement Award and Paper Prize applications in .pdf format to scmla@ou.edu.

 
SCMLA FELLOWSHIP AT THE HARRY RANSOM CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN
FOR THE 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR - $3000
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2016
INFORMATION ON ELIGIBILITY AND HOW TO APPLY: www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application



BENSON LATIN AMERICAN COLLECTION-SCMLA FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT - $1500
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2017

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SCMLA FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT (Open to all eligible members who have completed the Ph.D.) - $1500
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28, 2017

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SCMLA RESEARCH GRANT FOR TEMPORARY FACULTY AND INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS (Only eligible members who have completed the terminal degree for their area and do not hold regular faculty positions may apply)-$1500

APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28, 2017

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GRADUATE STUDENT GRANT - $500
(at the dissertation stage)
APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28, 2017

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SCMLA BOOK AWARD - $500
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2017

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SCMLA CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS
Up to $500 for Graduate Students at the doctoral level, Faculty, and Independent Scholars

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2017

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SCMLA CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Career Achievement in Research ($750)
Service to the Profession ($750).

Nominations for each of these awards should be sent to scmla@ou.edu by March 31, 2017 and should include:  a letter detailing the nominee’s achievements, and a current cv for the nominee.   Self-nominations for these awards are not allowed.

2017 SCMLA CONFERENCE PAPER PRIZES


Bill L. and Gerre D. Andrist Prize in Hispanic Gender Studies - $250


SCMLA Short Story Prize - $500


SCMLA Prize for the Best Paper in Historical, Literary, and/or Cultural Studies (Faculty & Independent Scholars) - $250

 

SCMLA Prize for the Best Paper in Historical, Literary, and/or Cultural Studies (Graduate Students) - $250


SCMLA Poetry Prize - $500

(Panelists may only submit the works they intend to present during the conference)

 

PAPER PRIZES SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2017

Members with appropriate papers scheduled for the Fall 2017 conference are encouraged to compete for our conference paper prizes.

Eligible papers: must have been accepted in a session for the current year; may be nominated by a session chair or by the author; must represent new, previously unpresented and unpublished work, must be typed and double-spaced, using 12-pt. type size; must observe a 3,500 word limit (winners agree to shorten papers for 15-20 minute delivery); and be received by August 31, 2017 via email.  Entries must be submitted in English except in the case of the Andrist prize, for which entries in Spanish and Portuguese are also acceptable.  Submissions must include a cover sheet with paper title and name of the prize being sought (papers may compete for one prize only); cover sheet must OMIT writer's name and address. Winners will be notified by mid-September and will be expected to attend the SCMLA Business Meeting at the annual conference where their names will be announced. Please email Paper Prize applications in .pdf format to scmla@ou.edu.