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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

LLILAS Resources for UT Latin Americanist Faculty

LLILAS has resources available for conferences, lectures, visiting professorships, and faculty research. This document provides guidelines to these resources and the corresponding allocation process. Staff contact information is listed at the end. More detailed information on most of the programs noted here can be found on the LLILAS website.

Join Us as a LLILAS Associate or LLILAS Affiliate 

LLILAS Faculty Associates
Tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, or other UT researchers who focus at least 25% of their  teaching and research activities on Latin American and Caribbean issues. LLILAS Faculty Associates are eligible for the institute’s faculty funding competitions and to serve on governance committees.

LLILAS Faculty Affiliates
Tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and UT researchers who work on Latin American issues or who work in collaboration with Latin American institutions, but who spend less than 25% of their time on these topics.  LLILAS Faculty Affiliates are eligible for the institute’s faculty funding competitions, excluding Faculty Research Leave, Faculty-Led Research Initiatives, and Mellon Travel funds.

To join the LLILAS Faculty, contact Paloma Diaz at 512.232.2415.

Conferences and Lectures

Requests for lecture and conference funding are submitted to the LLILAS Accountant and decided upon on a first-come, first-served basis until all the available funds are disbursed. A description of the lecture and a note on other sources of funding should accompany the request. The conference/event should have substantial Latin American and/or Caribbean content, and LLILAS-affiliated faculty should be involved in organizing the conference/event. Funding limits are $500 for lectures, while conference funding will vary. Requests should be submitted at least a month in advance, and LLILAS cosponsorship must be acknowledged in official conference posters, programs, etc.

LLILAS

Lozano Long Conference and Annual Lectureship

This is the principal conference that LLILAS organizes each year, in accordance with priorities set by the LLILAS Directors and the Executive Committee. Proposed conference themes are submitted to the LLILAS Director for consideration by a faculty committee appointed by the Director. The deadline for proposals is March 1.

Mexican Center

A call for proposals for two major intellectual program activities each year (one per semester) is sent to the LLILAS-affiliated faculty in January, with an end-of-February deadline, for the upcoming academic year. Proposals and program priorities are reviewed by the Mexican Center Faculty Committee.

Brazil Center

A call for proposals for two major intellectual program activities each year (one per semester) is sent to the LLILAS-affiliated faculty in January, with an end-of-February deadline, for the upcoming academic year. Proposals and program priorities are reviewed by the Brazil Center Faculty Committee.

Faculty Resources

Faculty Travel Funds

Requests for funding are submitted to the LLILAS Accountant and are decided upon on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are exhausted. In order to receive an award, faculty must be LLILAS affiliates. Funding limits are $400 for domestic travel and $800 for foreign travel. Funds can be used for lodging, transportation (airfare, ground transportation, taxis), meals, or conference registration fees. Requests should be submitted at least a month in advance of the expected departure date and should include a description of the conference/event, its relation to Latin American Studies, and the faculty member's role in the activity.

LLILAS Faculty Research Leave (one semester)

The call for applications for the following academic year is sent out to the LLILAS-affiliated faculty on the first Friday of October, with a deadline of the first Friday of November. Applications are reviewed by a faculty committee appointed by the Director.

Mellon Research Awards

The call for applications is sent out to the LLILAS-affiliated faculty on the first Friday of October, with a deadline of the first Friday of November. Research funding may be used at any time between May 15 of that academic year and May 14 of the following academic year. Applications are reviewed by a faculty committee appointed by the Director.

Visiting Professorships (one semester)

Tinker Visiting Professor

The call for nominations and the application are sent out to the LLILAS-affiliated faculty on the first Friday of October, with a deadline of December 1 for review by a faculty committee appointed by the Director. Candidates must be nominated by UT academic departments.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Annual Visiting Professorship

The call for nominations and the application are sent out to the LLILAS-affiliated faculty on the first Friday of October, with a deadline of December 1 for review by a faculty committee appointed by the Director. Candidates must be nominated by UT academic departments.

UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy

This professorship brings an eminent Brazilian scholar to UT Austin for one semester per academic year from 2011 through 2015, in partnership with the Office of the President, the Jackson School of Geosciences, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the McCombs School of Business, and the School of Law. Applications are reviewed by the Fulbright Commission of Brazil and a committee of LLILAS faculty. Logistics are coordinated by the Brazil Center.

Matías Romero Visiting Chair in Mexican Studies

Nominations are made by the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry and UT Austin. Logistics are coordinated by the Mexican Center.

Visiting Academics

Visiting Resource Professors

VRPs are invited by UT Latin Americanist faculty members to lecture for one to two weeks in either undergraduate or graduate classes. The call for nominations for the upcoming academic year is sent out to the LLILAS-affiliated faculty on the first Friday of October, with a deadline of the first Fri­day of November for review by a faculty committee appointed by the Director.

Visiting Scholars and Visiting Researchers

This program allows non-UT researchers to use library resources. Request for status can be made at any time by outside scholars/researchers, but should be submitted at least ten weeks in advance of the applicant's proposed arrival date.


Staff Contacts

Faculty Liaison
Paloma Diaz
512.232.2415
p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu

Tinker and Long Visiting Professorships
Heather Gatlin
512.471.8593
hgatlin@austin.utexas.edu

Travel, Lecture, and Conference awards, Mellon Grants, Visiting Resource Professors
Carla Lañas
512.232.2409
clanas@austin.utexas.edu

Visiting Scholars and Visiting Researchers
Zhandra Andrade
512.495.4582
z.andrade@austin.utexas.edu

Accounting
Melina Leon
512.232.2416
mleon@austin.utexas.edu

Brazil Center
brazilcenter@austin.utexas.edu

Mexican Center
mexicancenter@austin.utexas.edu

 

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