Lionel Cantú Memorial Award

Spring 2016 Application Deadline:  5:00pm PST, Monday, May 16, 2016

Eligibility: UCSC graduate students in good academic standing in the Social Sciences, Humanities, or Arts.

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About

The Lionel Cantú Memorial Award celebrates the life and work of Lionel Cantú (1965-2002), former Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz. Professor Cantú's scholarship bridged and advanced Latino sociology, immigration studies, transnational/cross-border studies, gender and sexuality studies, and the study of gay men and masculinity. UCSC graduate students working in any of these areas are eligible to apply, although preference will go to those working in and linking more than one.  Recipients may use the award to pay for travel for research or to present work at a professional meeting; books, software packages, and supplies; and miscellaneous services, such as manuscript preparation, translation, transcription, and video documentation.

Requirements

1) Since the Lionel Cantú Memorial Award is co-administered by the CLRC and the Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies Departments, all three of these units shall be acknowledged in proposals to other campus units and in publications and/or conference materials that result, fully or partially, from the award.
2) Funds must be used before June 30, 2017.
3) A brief narrative and financial report is due by June 15, 2017.
4) Awardees should expect to be invited to present their research findings at a CLRC event in the near future.

Application procedure

Please fill out the application which includes a 2-page CV and 500-750-word statement that describes how your scholarship builds upon, contributes to, and, ideally, links Latino sociology, immigration studies, transnational/cross- border studies, gender and sexuality studies, and/or the study of gay men and masculinity. One letter of recommendation is required by a UCSC faculty sponsor.

Please direct inquiries to clrc@ucsc.edu.

Award decisions will be announced in June.


Lionel Cantú Memorial Award Recipients

  • 2015 -- Angie Bonilla, Literature
  • 2014 -- Ruben Espinoza, Sociology