Vanderbilt Library Travel Grants: Colombian Collections


The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt is offering two short-term library research grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s extensive Colombian collections during the spring and summer of 2019. The grants are funded by the Title VI National Resource Center grant from the US Department of Education. Recipients are awarded up to $1500 to support travel expenses such as airfare and lodging.

The Latin American collection is one of Vanderbilt’s longstanding strengths. In particular, the Colombian collection is one of the country’s most distinctive collections. The Helguera Collection of Colombiana and the Delia and Manuel Zapata Olivella Collections are two of the library’s prized special collections.


Current scholars at a college or university
Faculty or students at the dissertation level
Demonstrated research and teaching interest in Latin America

The application deadline is January 31, 2019. Questions regarding the collections or the application process should be directed to Paula Covington, Latin American and Iberian Bibliographer. Applications should be sent to the Center for Latin American Studies.

Please submit a current CV, budget, and statement about the research project. Include the topic, a plan of materials to be consulted, and a description of how the resources will enhance your teaching and/or your research project.

Within two weeks following the completion of the access period, grantees are required to submit to the Center for Latin American Studies a one-page report detailing the work carried out during the grant period. Reports will be provided to the U.S. Department of Education for grant reporting purposes.