ILAS Studentships 2018/2019 - Master of Research in Latin American Studies

Wednesday 18 April 2018
ILAS is delighted to announce that it will be offering a number of Masters studentships to support students wishing to pursue the Master of Research in Latin American Studies at ILAS for entry in 2018/2019 on either a full- or part-time basis.  Awards are open to Home, EU and Overseas students, and successful applicants will receive a fixed amount of £5,000 for full time study or £2,500 for part time study which will be discounted from their tuition fees.  

Professor John Lynch dies at 91

Monday 9 April 2018
We were saddened to hear of the death of Professor John Lynch, a distinguished historian of Latin America and colleague who died peacefully at home on April 4 th after a long illness. John was Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies from 1974 until his retirement in 1987. Rory Miller has posted the following note: Dear colleagues

ILAS Events Grant Scheme 2018/2019 - Call for Applications

Tuesday 27 March 2018
Applications for our 2018/2019 Events Grant Scheme are now open.  The scheme will offer funding to support UK academic events relating to Latin America and the Caribbean in the humanities and cognate social sciences.  It is devised to support scholarly collaboration and events between UK institutions located outside of London and the South East.  A maximum of £2000 will be awarded per application.  The deadline for applications is Sunday 20 May 2018. For full details please consult

ILAS Stipendiary Fellowships 2018/2019 - Call for Applications

Friday 23 March 2018
Applications for our 2018/2019 Stipendiary Fellowship Scheme are now open.   The scheme will offer funding to support Early Career Scholars in Latin America and Caribbean Studies for periods of between three and eight months during the 2018/2019 academic year (October 2018 - July 2019).  Successful fellows will be based in Senate House, London and receive a monthly stipend of £1,750 and other benefits.  The deadline for applications is Sunday 20 May 2018.

PhD in Latin American Studies - LAHP Funding

Thursday 14 December 2017
UK & EU students accepted on to a PhD course at ILAS commencing October 2018 can apply for funding through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).  These awards will cover: Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend) - £16,553 for 2017/18 LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated 'fees-only' by the AHRC.  We regret that applications cannot be accepted from students liable to pay fees at the Overseas rate.

Fellowship funding call: British Academy Visiting Fellowships

Thursday 14 December 2017
ILAS is inviting proposals for the 2018 round of the British Academy Visiting Fellowships.   These fellowships are available to academics within the Humanities and Social Sciences who are based outside of the UK.  Grants of up to £33,000 will be awarded to facilitate visits of up to 6 months to UK host institutions. Expressions of interest must be submitted to ILAS before Tuesday 09 January 2018.  For full details please consult the School of Advanced Study site .      

Pick-up ball: researching amateur football in Jamaica - blog post by Dr Wiilliam Tantam

Friday 27 October 2017
Despite a growing awareness and interest in ‘sports-for-development’ initiatives, and the continuing spread of televised football matches (the English Premier League in particular), amateur football remains under-researched. Dr William Tantam, a postdoctoral fellow in Caribbean Studies, spent more than a year in Jamaica studying how amateur football or ‘pick-up ball’ frames the relationship between younger and older men in one of the country’s rural communities. Read the full blog here

ILAS Research Assistant vacancy

Tuesday 17 October 2017
ILAS is recruiting a Research Assistant to join their team on a part-time, fixed-term (6 month) basis.  Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the postholder will support the development of an online database for the ESRC-funded project “The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil” , as well as provide general research, administrative and clerical support for the project. Deadline for applications:  Sunday 12 November. For further information, please consult the University of London jobs board .