News for Monday, November 2, 2015

Mellon Foundation awards SAR support for scholar positions in Latino Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York has awarded the School for Advanced Research a grant to support new resident fellow positions for early-career scholars in the field of Latino Studies.

The three-year grant, which begins in 2016, will support one postdoctoral fellow in the first year of the program and two scholars in each of the succeeding two years. It is expected that one of the Mellon Scholars will be a predoctoral student and the other a postdoctoral scholar in the early stage of his or her career.

“We are grateful for the Mellon Foundation’s support and excited about the prospect of adding a Latino studies dimension to SAR’s resident scholar program,” said Michael F. Brown, SAR’s president. “Although over the years SAR has awarded research fellowships to many Latino scholars, this is the first time we have formally created a place for the exploration of Latino issues that parallels our support for Native American studies,” Brown said. “Given our location in the Hispanic heartland of New Mexico, this is a welcome addition to our research agenda.”

The name of SAR’s first Mellon Fellow will be announced in April 2016.

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