2009 Call for Research Clusters

To foster collaborative and inter/cross-disciplinary research among faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, the CLRC is calling for proposals to establish research clusters on topics that foreground gender and race/ethnicity in relation to Chicanas, Latinas, and indigenous women in the United States. Research clusters with a focus on Latin America will be considered if there is a clearly articulated transnational relationship with the United States. The CLRC will provide up to $2000 in support of each research cluster to help organize seminars, colloquia, workshops, speaker series, or other similar activities aimed at enhancing the research efforts of the cluster.

Funds must be utilized by Sept. 30, 2009. Any unused funds must be returned to the CLRC. A narrative report and budget confirmation of funds spent are due immediately upon project completion.

Proposals should include:

  • Focus of cluster
  • Research significance of cluster
  • Names of cluster members
  • Research profiles of cluster members, including how participation in the cluster will specifically benefit the cluster member
  • Budget of cluster, indicating how funds will be expended

Submissions will be received throughout 2008-2009 academic year. Electronic submissions will NOT be accepted.

Send proposals to:

Prof. Inés Hernández-Avila
Director, Chicana/Latina Research Center
Social Sciences & Humanities Bldg. #2223

For information, phone: 754-5774, or 752-8882.

Proposals are evaluated by members of the CLRC Steering Committee and invited reviewers. Awards will be announced within one month of the submission.