Grant opportunity for MA and PhD students enrolled in graduate university programs in the US and abroad to conduct novel investigations into themes, geographies, and chronologies of modern and contemporary art and visual culture from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. The Research Grant will award three grantees up to US$2,500. Grantees will be chosen by a selection committee of scholars and arts professionals.
Re se a r ch
ISLAA centers research and scholarship initiatives as our core commitments. Our initiatives offer funding and support to emerging and established scholars, including access to on-site and digitized materials from our library and archives. In-house research programs include the Scholar in Residence, Writer in Residence, and ISLAA Research Grant. Calls for applications, and research by ISLAA-supported scholars, are posted on our website.
ISLAA's on-site reading room operates by appointment only. To make an inquiry, please email [email protected] with the subject line "Reading Room"; a brief (250-word max) summary of your research project, specifying proposed topics of focus during your time on-site; and proposed dates for your visit.
Please note that research appointments are limited and require one month's advance notice. Thank you for your patience.
Fellowships & Grants
Fall-Winter 2022 application cycle now open!
Graduate students conduct research globally toward MA or PhD dissertations, peer-reviewed journal articles, and/or professional conference presentations
Scholar in Residence
2022 pilot program by invitation
Leading scholars connect with international audiences by commissioning educational materials that draw from these scholars’ vast research and expertise
By focusing on accessible, shorter-form content, ISLAA offers inviting points of entry for our community of curious and engaged arts professionals and art enthusiasts. Building on longstanding reserves of knowledge and study, Scholars in Residence develop new projects for ISLAA’s online platforms.
Writer in Residence
Spring 2023 application cycle to be announced
Emerging scholars spend 4–5 weeks at ISLAA exploring rare books and special collections
ISLAA’s Writer in Residence offers an intimate, object-focused approach to archival research, inviting emerging scholars from diverse backgrounds to explore our materials on postwar Latin American art.
Invitations are currently based on recommendations from scholars in the field. As the program expands, ISLAA will make an open application available, increasing access to and awareness of this unique institutional resource.
Fellows in Residence
- Gabriel Peluffo
- María Cristina Rossi
Manifesto de Cuatro Jóvenes
- Abel GonzálezJan 1–Feb 12, 2022
Abel González is a graduate student at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
- William SchwallerJul 1–Aug 31, 2021
William Schwaller is a PhD candidate at Temple University who researched CAyC (Centro de Arte y Comunicación) at ISLAA. An essay resulting from his Writer in Residence is forthcoming.
- Rebecca Yuste-GolobJun 1–Jul 17, 2021
Rebecca Yuste-Golob is a PhD student at Columbia University who researched the César Paternosto Papers at ISLAA. An essay resulting from her Writer in Residence is forthcoming.
- Megan KincaidJul 1–Aug 31, 2020
- Christopher Williams-WynnJul 1–Aug 31, 2020
Christopher Williams-Wynn is a PhD candidate in art history at Harvard University.