The purpose of this scheme is to provide support for the organisation of UK conferences and regional seminar series presenting innovative work on Latin America and the Caribbean. Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year (September 2020 to July 2021) are now open.  


2020/2021 Events Grant Scheme - Call for Applications

About the Scheme

ILAS' 2020/2021 Events Grant Scheme will offer funding to support UK academic events relating to Latin America and the Caribbean in the humanities and cognate social sciences.

The scheme 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.  Please see our Call for Applications for full details.


To apply, please send the following document by email to ilas@sas.ac.uk by 11.59pm (UK time) on Sunday 30 August 2020.  We regret that applications received after this deadline may not be considered.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the scheme, please consult the Call for Applications in the first instance.

If you are unable to find the relevant information there, then please contact the ILAS office:  ilas@sas.ac.uk


Previous Events Grant Recipients

2019/2020 Events Grant Recipients

Institution Name Event Title
Kingston University London Mauro Pucheta Latin America and the Resurgence of Populism: Legal Consequences and Political Challenges at a Global, Regional and National Level
University of Leicester

Paula Serafini

Environmental Justice and Alternatives to Development in Latin America: Knowledge, Narratives and Cultural Production
University of Exeter

Francesco Orlandi

Archaeology in South America: dialogues across disciplines, territories, and imaginations
Swansea University

Lloyd Hughes Davies

‘Green Hispanisms’ Conference

Newcastle University Nick Morgan, Alba Griffin & Alex Young La calle para tod@s: Vernacular perspectives on Latin American and Iberian Cities

2018/2019 Events Grant Recipients

Institution Name Event Title
University of Cambridge Dr Geoffrey Maguire (Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge),
Dr Tom Smith (School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews),
Dr Fraser Riddell (Department of English Studies, University of Durham)
The Queer Art of Feeling: Sensation, Emotion and the Body in Contemporary Queer Cultures
University of Manchester

Dr James Scorer and Professor Peter Wade (University of Manchester)

Comics and Social Inequalities in Latin America
University of Reading Dr Catriona McAllister (University of Reading) Becoming Latin American: Children, Education and Citizenship
University of Sheffield Dr Philipp Horn (Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield) Indigenous Urbanisation in Latin America

2017/2018 Events Grant Recipients

Institution Name Event Title
University of Leicester Dr Clara Garavelli (University of Leicester) & 
Dr Emma Staniland (University of Leicester)
The Legacy of 1968 in Latin America: Making the Personal Political
University of Manchester Dr. Leandro Minuchin (University of Manchester) Architectures of dissent:  design, popular infrastructures and the right to the city in South America
Newcastle University Dr Nick Morgan (Newcastle University) ¿La paz es ahora? Examining the question of peace and violence in Colombia
York St John University / University of Hull Dr Victoria Carpenter (York St John University) &
Prof Chris Harris (University of Hull)
‘La sangre echa raíces’: Institutional and Collective Memory of Violence in Latin