The Lydia Cabrera Awards – Deadline extended

REVISED Deadline to apply: 31 August 2014

Lydia Cabrera Awards are available to support the study of Cuba between 1492 and 1868. Awards are designed specifically to support:

1) original research on Cuban history in Spanish, Mexican, and U. S. archives;
2) the publication of meritorious books on Cuba currently out of print; and
3) the publication of historical statistics, historical documents, and guides to Spanish archives relating to Cuban history between 1492 and 1868.

A limited number of awards will be made annually up to a maximum of $5,000. The awards will be made by a committee appointed by the CLAH president and confirmed by the CLAH General Committee.

Applicants must be trained in Latin American history and possess knowledge of Spanish. Successful applicants will be expected to disseminate the results of their research in scholarly publications and/or professional papers delivered at scholarly conferences and public lectures at educational institutions.

Applicants for original research are to be currently engaged in graduate studies at a U. S. institution or be affiliated with a college/university faculty or accredited historical association in the United States. Each applicant should provide a two-page curriculum vita, a detailed itinerary and a budget statement, a three-page narrative description of the proposed project, and three letters of support. Republication proposals should include letter(s) of intent from a publisher.

Applications and letters of support must be emailed to by 31 August 2014. The Secretariat should be informed of the committee’s decision no later than 15 October 2014.

All applicants for the Cabrera Awards must be CLAH members. Non-members can join the CLAH here.

While applications and letters of support must be sent to the email address above, questions may be directed to any member of the selection committee.

Cabrera Prize Committee for 2014:

David Wheat (chair):
Michele Reid-Vazquez (chair 2015):
William Van Norman:

Above adapted from emailed announcement.