Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative Directions

Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative DirectionsCUNY is one of 16 members of a national consortium that includes all of the R1 (doctoral, research-intensive) universities in the U.S. that are also Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), currently 16 in number. The consortium, which is based at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), has received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new project: Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative Directions. The broad goal of the project is to prepare, support, and mentor Latina/o/x students who are pursuing doctoral degrees and faculty positions in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The initiative provides opportinuties for CUNY doctoral students AND faculty to participate in Crossing Latinidades.   

– Pre-candidacy doctoral students are invited to apply to participate in a two-week summer 2022 institute at UIC. If selected, students would also be considered for a follow-on $30,000 predoctoral fellowship. The CUNY deadline for applications is January 31, 2022.– Faculty are invited to apply for collaborative research fellowships up to $310,00.  The pre-proposal (optional) deadline is February 1, 2022, with the full proposal due on April 1, 2022

Summer Institute and Fellowships for doctoral students, 2022-2023

CUNY invites applications from pre-candidacy doctoral students for the in-person Summer Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a two-week intensive training on comparative Latino Humanities Studies research methodologies and theoretical frameworks to be held on June 26- July 10, 2022.Award: $3,000 stipendDates: June 26 – July 10, 2022Location: University of Illinois at ChicagoApplication Deadline: January 31, 2022Notification of Award: February 28, 2022Application process: For more information about the summer institute’s eligibility criteria, the application form, and submission process, please visit here. After screening for eligibility, applications will be reviewed by the Crossing Latinidades CUNY steering committee. Interested students who have questions should contact should contact Victoria Stone-Cadena, Ph.D., associate director of CLACLS and a member of the Crossing Latinidades Initiative advisory committee ( or email CLACLS at Fellowships for Collaborative Research, 2022-2024 In early 2022, CUNY faculty will be invited to apply for the Crossing Latinidades Collaborative, Cross Institutional Research Working Groups in Latino Humanities Studies. This initiative seeks to advance shared knowledge creation and new ideas to impact the field of Latino humanities studies. Ten awards of $310,000 each will be available. The project dates span August 16, 2022, through August 15, 2024, and the proposal deadline will be April 1, 2022. An optional three-page preproposal can be submitted by February 1, 2022. Awardees will be notified on May 1, 2022.The research working groups must include tenure track faculty members from at least 3 of the participating insitutions which include: CUNY Graduate Center, Florida International University, Texas Tech University, University of Arizona, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Riverside, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Central Florida, University of Houston, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of New Mexico, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at El Paso. Detailed information about the Collaborative, Cross Institutional Research Working Groups in Latino Humanities Studies and application criteria is posted here. Victoria Stone-Cadena, Ph.D., associate director of CLACLS and a member of the Crossing Latinidades Initiative advisory committee, is available to answer questions and can be reached at

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