UK-Latin American/Caribbean Link Scheme: past awards
The UK-Latin American/Caribbean Link Scheme ran from 2006 to 2011. It has been discontinued and replaced by the International Partnership and Mobility Scheme. The Academy made 25 awards under the Link Scheme between 2006 and 2011.
The UK-Latin American/Caribbean Link Scheme provided awards of up to £20,000 each over two years to support a programme of seminars involving UK and Latin American and Caribbean scholars on a topic of mutual interest within the humanities and social sciences. The Academy encouraged applications that brought together scholars from a number of distinct institutions within the UK and across Latin America and the Caribbean. The seminar programme had to encompass at least two seminars, one in the UK and one in Latin America or the Caribbean, with up to £10,000 available per seminar.
The scheme was intended to encourage interaction between scholars from the UK and Latin America and/ or the Caribbean, bringing together key scholars working on a particular topic in order to foster new links and strengthen existing academic links between the regions. The grant provided a contribution towards the total costs of the seminars (event costs, travel and accommodation expenses for participants on both sides). The seminars were expected to be of relatively small scale: it was envisaged that the grant should cover the costs of about 5 international participants (and perhaps 10 local participants) for each event. The seminars were to last approximately two to three days, with 2 or 3 international participants taking part in a one to two week programme around the seminars, intended to provide further teaching or training through additional lectures, seminars or workshops.