SLAS Conference ‘Latin American Scholar’ Grants
SLAS makes available a total of 7 grants worth up to £1000 each (£7,000 total) per year to support the travel and accommodation costs of scholars based in Latin America giving papers at the SLAS Annual Conference. This sum is intended to cover conference registration fees and a contribution towards flight and accommodation costs; it is recognised that it cannot cover the full costs of scholars attending the SLAS Annual Conference. In some circumstances, funds may be granted to prominent speakers from outside the academy (for example to representatives of NGOs). Please note that while we accept applications on behalf of Latin American scholars working outside the region (for example in the United States), priority will usually be given to those who work in Latin America or are employed by Latin American institutions.
Latin American scholars presenting papers at the SLAS Conference are nominated for grants by the convenors of their panels. Convenors may nominate only ONE Latin American scholar for a grant per panel. The criteria for the award are:
- Potential contribution of the scholar to the panel and wider conference
- Proven contribution of the applicant to scholarship or their field
- Financial need
Nominations should be submitted using the form available here [Word], and will be considered by a panel made up of members of the SLAS Committee. Please send your nomination forms to the SLAS Secretary, Sarah Bowskill, by e-mail to: email@example.com.
There is a single annual deadline for nominations: 15 February each year. You will be informed promptly after this deadline as to the outcome of your nomination.
Nominations arriving after the deadline will not be considered under any circumstances.
For any queries, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports on the Latin American Scholars' Grants
- Florencia Almansi (Argentina)
- José Briceño-Ruiz (Venezuela)
- Ana Soledad Montero (Argentina)
- Catalina Muñoz (Colombia)
- Rafael Ramos Rodriguez (Venezuela)
- Leticia Salomon (Honduras)
2009 Six awards of £750 were made, to
- José Antonio Michelena Gutiérrez (from Cuba)
- Valentina Salvi (Argentina)
- Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus (Mexico)
- Mauricio Hernández Bonilla (Mexico)
- Chankin Chambor-Chenabor (Mexico)
- Bianca Freire Medeiros (Brazil)
Two further awards of £300 were made, to
- Magdalena Barros Nock (Mexico)
- Verena Alberti (Brazil)
2008 seven awards were made of £750
- Angel Alvarez (Venezuela)
“Dilemmas of Party Competition in Semidemocratic Regimes: Explaining the Puzzling Behaviour of the Venezuelan Political Opposition”
- Ahtziri Molina (Mexico)
“Xalapa: la Atenas o apenas veracruzana (the Athens of, or only just from, Venezuela)”
- Miriam Gomes Saraiva (Brazil)
“South-south cooperation strategies in the framework of Brazilian foreign policy from 1993 to 2007”
- Lauro Mattei (Brazil)
“Lessons from public policies against hunger and poverty in Latin America”
- Natalia Priego (Brazil)
“Symbolism, solitude and modernity: science and scientists in Porfirian Mexico”
- Leonor Convers (Colombia)
“A methodological approach to the study of traditional music in academic environments”
2007 Six awards were made, four of £600, and two of £400 and £300 respectively.
- Luis Fernando Angosto (Venezuela)
“Mestizaje and indigeneity: new ethnic paradigms in Venezuelan social movements”
- Sonia Lozano (Mexican coming from Paris)
“Science et identité: biologisme et antropologie social au service del lEtat Mexicain au XIX siècle”
- Carlos Noguera (Paraguay)
“El Nuevo Cancionero Paraguayo in the struggle against Stroessner”
- Pablo Regalsky (Bolivia)
“Territorios indígenas ty procesos de decentralization y autonomia en Bolivia en el contexto de la Asamblea Constituyente de 2006”
- Marcela Ternavasio (Argentina)
“Nuevos principios constitutcionales y acción política. El Río de la Plata en tiempos de revolución”.
- Andrés Vallejo (Ecuador)
“’Nor my family, nor my kids, nor anybody will witness my hardships’: primitive capital accumulation and self-identity among transitional migrants”