Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Visiting Academics

LLILAS prides itself on a vibrant atmosphere of scholarship, teaching, and the exchange of ideas. Our Visiting Academics programs include opportunities that range from short-term research visits by Latin American scholars and international collaborations to fellowships for individual projects to funding for one-semester professorships, among others.

Visiting Professorships

Three visiting professorships provide the opportunity for scholars from Latin America and U.S. Latin Americanists to visit our campus and teach in scholarly areas of priority in the LLILAS program.

We offer the following opportunities for visiting professorships: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Visiting Professorship, UT-Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies, Tinker Visiting Professor.

Fellowship Competitions

Since 2011, LLILAS has partnered with the world-renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection to offer opportunities for scholarly research. Through our collaboration as LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, we sponsors fellowship competitions for a variety of beneficiaries. Some of these are offered with U.S. academics in mind while others are geared toward scholars in Latin America and offered in conjunction with other units on campus, such as the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center and the Blanton Museum of Art.

LLILAS Benson currently hosts the following fellowship competitions:

  • Cátedra Ernesto Cardenal
  • Estancias cortas para Investigación LLILAS Benson
  • Becas de Investigación Sobre la Obra de Gabriel García Márquez y su Entorno
  • Matías Romero Scholars Program
  • Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and Community Colleges Research Travel Fellowships
  • Becas Thoma para Investigación en Arte Virreinal Latinoamericano

Visiting Scholars


NOTICE: Due to a transition in technology systems at The University of Texas at Austin, LLILAS Benson will be unable to process visiting research/scholar applications from October 22, 2018, through November 25, 2018. While you may submit your application to us during that time, we will be unable to review it until after November 26, 2018, and approvals might take longer than normal for a period of time after that. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Due to the outstanding Benson Latin American Collection and the large and distinguished Latin Americanist faculty affiliated with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), many scholars choose to spend sabbatical or other research leave at The University of Texas at Austin. To accommodate these researchers, LLILAS offers Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow programs. Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows do not receive a stipend, nor is tenure or continuation at UT Austin implied. LLILAS does provide office space for these visitors.

Programs under the Visiting Scholar category are: Visiting Researchers/Scholars, Research Fellows, Visiting Resource Professors (VRPs).



  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

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