Luksic Visiting Scholars: research opportunities for Chilean academics at Stanford and Harvard

During the second half of this year, Stanford and Harvard universities in the United States will open applications for the “Luksic Visiting Scholars” programs. Both aim to support the development of research in any discipline carried out by Chilean academics.

In order to promote the development of interdisciplinary knowledge from a local perspective, in addition to linking Chilean academia with the world and vice versa, the Luksic Scholars Foundation has coordinated support for these two research opportunities with applications opening this year. 

The “Luksic Visiting Scholars” programs are developed in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) of Stanford University and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) of Harvard University. Both allow accepted applicants to spend a semester in the United States to develop research related to their areas of expertise.

During their stay, researchers will be able to liaise with other academics, make use of the university facilities, as well as request to sit in on certain classes. Below, we have outlined the programs’ requirements, application processes, and details:

Luksic Visiting Scholars at CLAS – Stanford University 

Requirements: to have a doctorate AND a current academic position in a university or research institution, or in the case of independent researchers, to have a demonstrable professional career. A letter of Sponsorship is required which means applicants need a nomination endorsement by a Stanford University faculty member, either affiliated or not affiliated to CLAS. Women and researchers from regional institutions in Chile are especially encouraged to apply.

Application dates: October 1st, 2022 to January 23rd, 2023. Those interested must apply directly to Stanford CLAS. All application materials must be submitted in English.

Location: California, USA. 

Duration and terms: four months. Scholars can begin their research period in September 2024, January 2025, or April 2025 to coincide with the fall, winter, and spring terms at Stanford.

Includes: a stipend, support for housing and transportation, and library access.

Luksic Visiting Scholars at DRCLAS – Harvard University

Requirements: Scholars must hold a Ph.D. and be proficient in both written and spoken English. Applications will be assessed on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications, the quality of an applicant’s research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center’s mission and objectives. 

Application dates: September 5th, 2022 to November 7th, 2022. Interested individuals should apply directly to Harvard DRCLAS. All application materials must be submitted in English.

Location: Massachusetts, USA.

Duration and deadlines: four months. The program will be carried out during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Includes: a stipend, travel support, emergency health insurance coverage, and access to university services.

It is important to note that all selection, admission, and fund allocation processes are managed exclusively by the academic institutions. The Luksic Scholars Foundation has no participation in said processes.

Interested in learning more? Participate in two information sessions!

Sign up here. To learn more about these programs and answer any questions or doubts, the Luksic Scholars Foundation is holding two informative sessions in collaboration with the DRCLAS and CLAS during which each Center’s Director and program alumni (Luksic Scholars) will participate. Both events will be held in English.