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UCL - Institut Français Partnership: call for workshop proposals

Proposals are invited for funding for workshops between UCL and French academics, specifically focusing on research in the humanities, broadly conceived. The UCL – Institut Français du Royaume-Uni partnership in the humanities aims to encourage junior and senior scholars to establish new directions for possible research collaborations – not only in their own areas of expertise, but also across disciplines. More...

Published: Aug 19, 2015 3:41:40 PM

Job vacancy at UCL-Institute of the Americas: Teaching Fellow in Caribbean History

The UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Teaching Fellow in Caribbean History. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available for one term only (2015-16 term 2).
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Published: Aug 19, 2015 3:00:42 PM

European Union-Latin America and Caribbean (EU-LAC) Foundation Research Projects - Call now open

Under the Foundation's regular Open Call, researchers and consortia may apply for grants of up to 25,200€ (30,000€ gross amount) to fund research projects on topics of relevance for the relationship between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean. Each edition of the Open Call awards one research project. The Foundation will publish the results of the selected study. More...

Published: Aug 4, 2015 1:12:26 PM

UCL-IA's Paulo Drinot awarded a British Academy Newton Mobility Grant

The British Academy has awarded Dr Paulo Drinot of the UCL Institute of the Americas and Professor Marcos Cueto of the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz a Newton Mobility Grant for a project titled: 'Latin American Studies Journals in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: the UK and the Brazilian Experiences'.
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Published: Jul 23, 2015 10:42:08 AM

UCL-IA's Prof Maxine Molyneux at United Nations Human Right Conference

Professor Maxine Molyneux was invited to speak at a conference on 'Substantive Equality for Women: Connecting Human Rights and Public Policy' held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, in June. The all-day event was organized and supported by three UN agencies, UN Women, the UN’s Research Institute in Social Development (UNRISD), and the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) to discuss the issues raised in UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women report, published earlier this year. Maxine Molyneux’s presentation was on the role of international instruments in advancing social policy and social protection with reference to Latin America. More...

Published: Jul 13, 2015 10:54:05 AM

UCL Research Catalyst Awards by Santander Universities - call now open

The awards, sponsored by Santander Universities, aim to foster research collaboration between UCL and universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, and are available to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs associated with focused visits to potential research collaborators, up to a maximum value of £2,500 per participant.
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Published: Jul 9, 2015 4:49:52 PM

UCL-IA's Dr Althea Legal-Miller awarded prestigious fellowship at Library of Congress, Washington

We are delighted to report that Dr Althea Legal-Miller, Teaching Fellow in African American Civil Rights at UCL - Institute of the Americas, has been awarded one of the AHRC International Placement fellowships at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Dr Legal-Miller will take up her fellowship in 2016 for four months. Congratulations!
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Published: Jul 9, 2015 11:07:09 AM

Newton Advanced Fellowships: 2015 Funding Call

The British Academy is calling for Newton Advanced Fellowship applications under the Newton Fund. The Newton Fund is an initiative that aims to develop the long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries through building research and innovation capacity, and forms part of the UK's Official Development Assistance commitment. More...

Published: Jul 6, 2015 10:28:57 AM

Newton Mobility Grants: 2015 Funding Call

The British Academy is calling for applications for Newton Mobility Grants under the Newton Fund. The Newton Fund is an initiative that aims to develop the long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries through building research and innovation capacity, and forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment. More...

Published: Jul 6, 2015 10:22:55 AM

UCL-IA's Peter Low publishes book on Colombian Spanish

UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) would like to warmly congratulate Peter Low on the release of his latest book 'Colombian Spanish'. More...

Published: Jun 29, 2015 3:32:15 PM

Junior Research Fellowships - UCL Institute of Advanced Studies

The Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, together with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, has established a UCL Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UCLIAS). The UCLIAS contributes to all six of the principal themes of UCL Strategy 2034. More...

Published: Jun 26, 2015 12:39:34 PM