About this summer research fellowship

CENTRO Press and Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative jointly call for applications for the first DIASPORICAN ARCHIVES RESEARCH fellowship. We will award up to two fellowships of $3,000 each to two graduate students currently enrolled at the CUNY Graduate Center. The awardees will conduct research at CENTRO’s Archives with the purpose of editing a chapbook with original research and unpublished archival materials. We are especially interested in projects focusing on Afro-Puerto Rican authors, women, LGBTQ+ artists and activists, and any other figure or movement of the Puerto Rican diaspora that has not received sufficient attention or whose body of work has not been previously edited and published. Research will be conducted in the Summer of 2024 and the awardees will work together with our editorial teams to produce the chapbook in the Fall. The resulting chapbook will be published as part of CENTRO Press’ Diasporican Archives Chapbook Series and will also form part of Lost and Found’s catalog.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2024.

Goals: To incentivize publication of literary materials from CENTRO’s Archives with a rigorous academic framing; to keep the archive alive and dynamic; to make diasporic Puerto Rican literature easily available to students, teachers, professors, researchers, and readers everywhere.

Funding Amount: $3,000 (+ Publication costs, if applicable)

Duration of fellowship: Research stage: May, June, and August (the Archives will be closed in July); editing stage: September-December.

Eligibility: This fellowship is restricted to Masters and Doctoral students currently enrolled at the CUNY Graduate Center.



Application Process: Click here to apply.

Applications will not be accepted by email. The application consists of: 1. a project description where the author or topic to be researched are specified and the intended publication project briefly sketched out, including a brief paragraph justifying the merits of the project; 2. a work plan for the time spent in person at the archive; 3. and a CV.

Applicants will be notified of the results around late April.

For any questions, you can write to the Editor at [email protected]