The aim of the fund is to advance the study and research on the history of Latin America from 1500 to 1930, by providing financial support for the historical research of scholars (preferably younger than 35 years of age). Those students eligible for this scholarship are studying history and are preparing for their PhD or have recently obtained an equivalent degree, and are verifiably working on further research. It is further required that they are linked to a university in either Europe or in Latin America. The scholarship is meant for research activities such as archival research or study in various libraries that is to be carried out in the year after the scholarship has been awarded. Each year the Slicher van Bath de Jong Fund offers at least four research scholarships with a maximum of €10,000 each.