Call for Applications: 2017 Young Scholars Symposium


The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce our annual Young Scholars Symposium. Our visiting professor for this year is Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Miami.

Professor Gonzalez Maldonado’s activities on the Notre Dame campus will include a symposium for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenured professors. We seek applications from young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to the study of U.S. Latina and Latino populations. Successful nominees will attend Professor Gonzalez Maldonado’s public lecture and participate in a symposium at which they will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with Professor Gonzalez Maldonado and ILS faculty fellows. ILS will cover all expenses and offer an honorarium of $500 to each young scholar selected to participate in these events, which will take place April 6-7, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a brief (2 pages or less) application letter that presents (a) a general summary of your dissertation project and/or overall research agenda, (b) a précis of your proposed chapter or essay submission for the symposium, (c) a statement of your progress to date on the overall project and on the proposed chapter or essay submission, and (d) a statement of how specifically Professor Gonzalez Maldonado’s expertise and mentorship will enhance your research. Please submit your application materials no later than January 15, 2017 to