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From the Cuban Studies Consortium (Duke Univ.)


Academic Matchmaking and Collaborative Research

The CSC brings together North American and Cuban scholars who share like interests and a desire for academic collaboration. Such academic matchmaking utilizes the Consortium's contact base, databases, listserv and bulletin boards to facilitate collaborative research and exchanges. With the expansion of email in Cuba, collaborative research and exchanges are more feasible than ever. 

If you are interested in collaborating with a scholar in North America or Cuba, please fill out the form by clicking here. If you are interested in viewing the list of scholars interested in collaboration, please click here. [ top ]


Grant Announcements

Over the past several years, the increasing number of Cuba initiatives has outnumbered the limited number of funding sources, grants and awards available for research and exchanges on Cuba. Below is a listing of funding sources and related opportunities for work on Cuba.

See also: http://cubacontact.fiu.edu/usfound.htm

ACLS/SSRC Working Group on Cuba
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue 
New York, NY 10019 USA 
(212) 377-2700 / fax: 377-2727 
OR Academia de Ciencias de Cuba
La Habana, 12400 Cuba
(53-7) 670 599 / fax: 338 054

In conjunction with the SSRC, the ACLS founded the Cuba Working Group to increase scholarly cooperation between the United States and Cuba. The Working Group funds Cuban researchers to travel to the United States and abroad, North American educators to travel to Cuba, and other activities that stimulate academic cooperation as well as assist Cuban scholarship. Additional grants are distributed through a grant competition. Awards normally range from $2500-5000. Deadline: August 15, 2001.


The Arca Foundation

2040 S Street NW, Suite 200

Washington, D.C. 20009

(202) 822-9193 / fax: 785-1446


The Arca Foundation supports tax-exempt organizations that demonstrate an ability to analyze and expose the inequities of present-day policy, propose creative alternatives, and mobilize grassroots support for changing the status quo ... Grantmaking in the foreign policy field reflects a focus on issues that are particularly influenced by U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere. U.S. policy toward Cuba and Central America continues to be a central concern, along with the human consequences of globalized production. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or for scholarship funds, research fellowships, capital projects, or endowments. 2000 awards ranged from $3000-465,000. Funding history available at: http://www.fdncenter.org/grantmaker/arca/glist.html. Deadlines: April 1, October 1.


The Christopher Reynolds Foundation

267 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1001

New York, NY 10016

(212) 532-1606 / fax: 532-1403

No online information available.

Ford Foundation

320 East 43rd Street

New York, NY 10017

(212) 573-5000 / fax: 351-3677


For grant inquiries: office-secretary@fordfound.org

Funding areas include: Community and Resource Development; Economic Development; Human Development and Reproductive Health; Education, Media, Arts and Culture; Governance and Civil Society; and Human Right and International Cooperation. Program details vary - see http://www.fordfound.org. Funding history available at: http://www.fordfound.org/grants_db/view_grant_detail1.cfm. The site is also searchable by keyword and by year.


General Service Foundation

557 North Mill Street, Suite 201

Aspen, CO 81611

(970) 920-6834 or -4578


Funds are available in the following program areas: International Peace, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Resources. Program details vary. 2000 awards ranged from $4900-90,000. Funding history available at: International Peace; Reproductive Health and Rights; Resources . Deadlines: February 1, September 1.


MacArthur Foundation

In Chicago (offices also in Palm Beach County, Brazil, India, Mexico, Moscow and Nigeria): 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Office of Grants Management

140 S. Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 726-8000 / fax: 920-6258



The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation makes grants through two major integrated programs: Human and Community Development and Global Security and Sustainability. The Program on Human and Community Development supports national research and policy work. The Program on Global Security and Sustainability focuses on international peace and security, ecosystems conservation and policy, population, and on cross-cutting themes that include human rights, international justice, and new governance arrangements to address the consequences of globalization. Program details vary: see http://www.macfdn.org/programs/index.htm. 2000 awards ranged in HCD ranged from $20,000 to 2.3 million; in GSS, from $7500 to 1.1 million. Funding history available at: http://www.macfdn.org/grants/gss2000.htm and http://www.macfdn.org/grants/hcd2000.htm. Deadlines: Variable.


Rockefeller Foundation

In New York (offices also in San Francisco, Bangkok, Nairobi, Bellagio, Harare, and Mexico City):

The Rockefeller Foundation

420 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10018-2702

(212) 869-8500


Funding programs include: Creativity and Culture; Food Security; Health Equity; Working Communities; and Global Inclusion. Program details vary: see www.rockfound.org. Funding history available at: http://www.rockfound.org/display.asp?context=4&collection=11&Preview=0&ARCurrent=1. Awards are searchable by program, benefitting region, time frame, and keyword. Deadlines: N/A.  [ top ]


Summer, Semester and Inter-Session Programs

In conjunction with member institutions, the CSC facilitates the organization of summer, semester, inter-session and professional programs in Cuba. CSC staff advise in the development of such programs, maintain a database of them, announce them to members, and encourage organizers to offer CSC member discounts. In conjunction with members, the CSC also organizes professional programs in such areas as Cuban law, environmental policy, social work, art, film and literature. 

If you would like to discuss the development of a program, please send an email to cuba@duke.edu. [ top ]


Publisher's Directory

Forthcoming is a list of publishers who have recently published works relating to Cuba. [ top ]


Scholarly Resources

See also: News Services

Cuba Programs and Professional Resources

U.S. Universities with Programs in Cuba (from AfroCuba Web)

Colleges and Universities in Cuba

Florida International University's Cuban Research Institute

Center for Cuban Studies (NY)

Queens College-CUNY's Cuba Project

The Georgetown University Caribbean Project's Cuba Program

Tulane University's Cuban Studies Institute

Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies - Cuba Initiative

University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies:

University of Pittsburgh Press' Cuban Studies Series

Professional Conferences and Congresses in Cuba - Buro de Convenciones

LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Cuba Section

Topics on Cuba

AfroCuba Web

Well-organized site on Afro-Cuban perspectives on race, identity, music and the arts, including a discussion group and news digest.


Contains audio and video clips from a variety of Cuban artists, as well as e-zine announcements and news.

Arte Cubano

Showcases a wide array of contemporary Cuban art in different media, searchable by artist, including links to cultural news and a general history of fine arts in Cuba. Linked to the Havana Gallery at www.HavanaGallery.com

Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy

Non-profit organization dedicated to Cuban economic studies. Site includes proceedings of annual meetings online.

Castro Speech Database

Search or browse a full database of Fidel Castro's speeches and public pronouncements.

Cuba Literaria, "El Portal de la Literatura Cubana"

Comprehensive site contains links to Cuban literary journals, entries on major Cuban writers, and news and discussion on contemporary Cuban literature.

"Cuba, Sitio del Gobierno de la Rep�blica de Cuba"

Official website of the Cuban government.

The Cuba-America Jewish Mission

Non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Jewish life in Cuba. Site includes a directory of synagogues and congregations in Cuba.

Cuban Art Space

Offers links and online exhibits on topics such as new art, naive art, and art by Cuban women.

Cubarte, "El Sitio de la Cultura Cubana"

Contains information on various aspects of Cuban culture, including literature, art, architecture dance and film; lists of events, opportunities for study, Cuban publications, and suggested resources.


Contains general interest "channels" linking to established websites on diverse topics. 

Diccionario de la Literatura Cubana

Includes bibliography and searchable entries on major Cuban writers.

La Iglesia Cat�lica en Cuba

Contains directories of Catholic religious organizations and personnel, news, speeches and online publications.

Infomed, "Portal de Salud de Cuba"

A member of the Biblioteca Virtual de Salud de las Am�ricas. Includes information on Cuba's medical system, a searchable directory of medical institutions in Cuba, and links to online Cuban medical journals (articles in PDF format).

The Jews of Cuba

Excellent collection of articles and resources on Jewish communities in Cuba.

National Council of Churches News Service - Cuba

Current topics on Protestant activity in Cuba, including searchable news archives.

Opus Habana

Online journal dedicated to the restoration of Old Havana, published by the Office of the City Historian of Havana.


Bilingual site includes news, information and further resources for people interested in learning about Santer�a.

Political Database of the Americas - Cuba

Contains links to relevant government documents, directories, bibliographies and agencies.

Virtual Library: Public Health: Cuba

Useful collection of links to Cuban public health sites and journals, as well as general information (e.g. WHO) on Cuban health system and statistics. [ top ]



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