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Irish Latin American Research Fund
2009-2010 Academic Year


New Grant Recipients

Call for Grant Proposals - Selection Committee - Rules and Application - New Grant Recipients

The Society for Irish Latin American Studies has announced a new completed cycle of Irish Latin American Research Fund grants awarded to exceptionally promising students, faculty members or independent scholars from all across universities and institutions in several countries.
Fina Carpena-Méndez (University College Cork, National University of Ireland), Euro 1,000. The Migrant Self in Uncertain Times: Latin Americans in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. 'The project has relevance, clarity of aims and will be an important contribution for migration studies' (Munira Mutran).

Patricia Novillo-Corvalán (Birkbeck College, University of London), Euro 1000. The Politics of Performing Beckett in Argentina. 'A very promising and ambitious project by a productive scholar. It will allow a new reading of the impact of Beckett’s dramatic works during Argentina's troubled decades, with well chosen sources.' (Aline Helg).

Félix Flores Varona (independent scholar, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba), Euro 300. The Cuban Translations of Thomas Moore. 'A most interesting proposal and really quite original. The methodology for translation it proposes to develop would be really innovative. Over and beyond the intrinsic merit of the topic (Moore and Cuba) there is a real methodological sophistication to this proposal. It is also most impressively conceptualised.' (Ronaldo Munck).

Patricia de Aquino Prudente (University of São Paulo), Euro 200. Nationalism in William Bulfin's Epistolary and Journalistic Discourse (1896-1906).'On the interface between social sciences and cultural studies, this is a most interesting proposal.' (Ronaldo Munck).

Three prestigious scholars sat on this year's Selection Committee: Munira Hamud Mutran, Chair (University of São Paulo), Aline Helg (University of Geneva), and Ronaldo Munck (Dublin City University). They assessed the research proposals and awarded grants to the best projects. The Selection Committee members were impressed by the high quality of applications, which they found 'very varied in their themes and also the approach and experience of the researchers' (Munck).

The Irish Latin American Research Fund is open to faculty, advanced university students, and independent scholars throughout the world. Applicants from previous academic years who were not awarded a grant may apply again and submit the same project in the future (complete list of Grant Recipients).

These grants were possible thanks to the generosity of SILAS members and friends.

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