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Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar Funding

The University of New Mexico’s Latin American library holdings are nationally acclaimed, and regularly attract the attention of local, national, and international scholars.

Each year the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) partners with UNM University Libraries to offer Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Library Scholar awards to support scholars who work with these premier collections.

Recipients of the award work to promote scholarly use of the Latin American and Iberian collections, focusing on objectives with specific relevance to the UNM Library collections. Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research to faculty and students during their visit to UNM and to submit a brief report. The LAII will assist awardees in identifying and networking with UNM scholars in relevant fields.

The award honors Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf, distinguished scholar of colonial Latin American history, and his extensive career in teaching, research, and service.

The LAII will make awards for long-term (minimum six weeks) and/or short-term (minimum two weeks) that range between $2,000 and $6,000. The award is intended to cover round-trip travel, local transportation, lodging, and meals based on the allowable per diem rate for Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Current Year's Priority Consideration

This year special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary projects that utilize UNM’s corpora of Southwest Spanish, such as Bills & Vigil’s NMCOSS, and linguistic collections in general. For an inventory of the documents in this collection, please see: New Mexico-Colorado Spanish Survey records, 1909-2006, Ruben Cobos Collection of Southwestern Folklore and Folk Music.

Other pertinent Latin American library collections include:

  • Digital Collections
  • Colonial Spanish Manuscripts
  • Modern Mexico and Guatemala Manuscripts
  • Visual Manuscripts
  • Travel-Related Manuscripts
  • Other Latin American Manuscripts
  • Specialized Book Collections
  • Music-Related Manuscripts
International and independent scholars as well as junior faculty and advanced graduate students at US institutions who specialize in Latin America and Iberia are invited to apply.
The LAII will award the grants based on the relevance of the proposal to the unique holdings of UNM University Libraries, the merits and significance of the project, and the applicant's scholarly qualifications.
The LAII asks that funding recipients formally acknowledge the Institute's role in supporting their scholarship. Please review our complete Expectations for Acknowledgement for more details.