The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) announces a visiting scholarship, based at the CALAS headquarter in Guadalajara, Mexico and its three regional centers in Quito, Ecuador/ Buenos Aires, Argentina/ San José, Costa Rica. The scholarship covers a stay in residence from 4 to 8 months. We offer three scholarships for our headquarter in Guadalajare, México and one for each regional center. According to the CALAS research program, the applicant is expected to contribute to the development of innovative methodological and analytical approaches to understand the changes and crises in Latin America. This might include a review of Latin American approaches, theories and methodologies that address crises.
Latin America counts on significant experiences in the processing of multiple crises. In facing these challenges, theoretical and empirical approaches are generated which are important not only for the region, but also for the understanding and general solutions to humanity's current problems. CALAS' trans-disciplinary research on "Coping with Crises from Latin American Perspectives" focuses on critical questions about how these crises and processes of change are provoked, accelerated, decelerated, perceived and reflected by different social actors. Proposals that are submitted should address in one way or another these general approaches of CALAS. We particularly welcome projects that show interest in more than one of the research areas covered by CALAS, and whose academic profile guarantees the interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological focuses which are required for research at CALAS. For more information about CALAS, please visit the Centre's website: www.calas.lat.
Conditions of the scholarship
The call is directed to outstanding academics with university formation in the Humanities or Social Sciences. The minimum academic degree is a doctorate; in addition, the scientific background and reputation, publications, experience in the research field, and the quality of the project submitted will be evaluated. An effective operational level of Spanish is required.
CALAS is committed to inclusion and the goal of gender equality. It explicitly welcomes applications from qualified persons with severe disabilities and handicaps. The CALAS scholarship program aims at gender parity and promotes affirmative action policies.
The scholarship recipient is expected to reside for the duration of the scholarship in the different cities where CALAS is located, and to participate in the activities and events of the CALAS. She/he will have the opportunity to make use of the resources of CALAS and the host institution, which cooperate with CALAS, including office space, access to libraries and research facilities.
The following documents are required:
- Fill out the Application Form which you can find at our homepage www.calas.lat/convocatoria
- Motivation letter explaining how the project fits into the CALAS research and what their expectations are.
- Two-page curriculum vitae with list of relevant publications.
- Copy of the PhD certificate (2014 or earlier).
- Presentation of the research project, including schedule and work plan, with a maximum of 10 bibliographic sources (max. 4 pages/2,000 words).
- If the aim of the proposal is to contribute to the CALAS series of essays: tentative index, summary, basic literature.
- If the objective of the proposal is to write two academic articles: summaries with literature basic.
Applications should be sent in a single pdf file to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Reference: Beca de investigación, and the place of your preference (Quito, Buenos Aires, San José or Guadalajara)