NATIONAL HISPANIC INSTITUTE ESTABLISHES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR ANALYSES OF U.S. LATINO DYNAMICS
March 12, 2007: The National Hispanic Institute recently established a competitive twelve month postdoctoral fellowship for analyses of social and organizational dynamics exhibited by regional Latino communities throughout the United States. The intent of this fellowship is to promote new knowledge about salient trends occurring throughout various strata of the U.S. Latino community.
The application deadline for the NHI Postdoctoral Fellowship for Analyses of U.S. Latino Dynamics is Monday March 26, 2007.
Primary sectors that will be investigated throughout the course of the fellowship include (1) annual college-bound cohorts of NHI participants in rural and urban locales; (2) foreign-born and first generation Latino students in grades 7-16; (3) family life management practices of Latinos in Texas; and (4) Latino-based organizations throughout the United States. This competitive postdoctoral fellowship will provide twelve (12) months of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral investigations after the attainment of a Ph.D., Sc.D., or Ed.D. degree.
Fellows will receive awards in the amount of $40,000 and a $2,500 travel stipend beginning April 16, 2007. This fellowship may not be deferred or delayed.
To be considered for this fellowship, candidates must:
* Be fluent in English and Spanish;
* Have an extensive familiarity with a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; and
* Have a history of conducting multidimensional analyses of various U.S. and/or transnational Latino populations.
The application deadline for the NHI Postdoctoral Fellowship for Analyses of U.S. Latino Dynamics is Monday March 26, 2007. A complete application will include a personal statement, statement of previous research, dissertation abstract, current curriculum vitae, current academic transcripts, as well as two letters of recommendation from a dissertation committee member and leader in the Latino community.
To obtain more information about the 2007-2008 NHI postdoctoral fellowship program, please contact:
JOSEPH P. A. VILLESCAS, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Research & Demonstration
National Hispanic Institute
PO Box 220
512.357.6137 x 202 (office)