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Irish Latin American Research Fund


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Since its inception in 2003, SILAS has been active in obtaining research support for students and scholars. The Irish Latin American Research Fund is the only grant programme worldwide funding studies on Ireland-Latin America relations.

The objective of the Irish Latin American Research Fund is to support innovative and significant research in the different aspects of migrations between Ireland and Latin America. Grants up to 1,000 Euros are awarded to exceptionally promising students, faculty or independent scholars to help support their research and writing leading to the publication or other types of communication of their projects. Typically, the funds are used in travel expenses to reach far-off archives and documentary collections. Awards are selected on the basis of a well-developed research plan that promises to make a significant contribution to a particular area of study about the Irish and Latin America.

These grants are open to any student resident in any country. Applications received so far include researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, UK, USA and other countries.

Every year, well-known specialists are appointed to a three-member Selection Committee. The Selection Committee assesses the research proposals and awards grants to the best projects. Applicants from previous academic years who were not awarded a grant may apply again and submit the same project. Successful applicants must wait until two rounds of grants have passed before reapplying.

The Irish Latin American Research Fund receives no institutional funding and its only financial source is represented by membership fees and donations. These grants are possible thanks to the generosity of SILAS members and friends.

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