Accepting New Applications for the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants

LACC, the Cuban Research Institute (CRI), and Florida International University Libraries are pleased to announce the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants and request applications for Spring and early Summer 2013.

The grants provide scholars and graduate students the opportunity to conduct research on the special collections related to Cuban and Cuban-Americans at the FIU Green Library, thereby expanding access to its unique holdings and enhancing its value as a national resource. LACC, CRI, and FIU Libraries are offering three research travel grants of up to $1,500 each to offset the costs of a minimum one-week stay to use the collections. Scholars in the humanities and the social sciences whose work will be enhanced by using the resources of the collections are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to scholars who are not previous recipients of the award. Due to our fiscal year, at least one award recipient will be required to complete his/her travel by May 17, 2013. Two awards will be made to US-based scholars or graduate students, in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant. Those based in other countries are encouraged to apply for the other grant.

For more information and to download the application for a Díaz-Ayala Travel Grant, please visit