|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
(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.'
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
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
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
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.