CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Funds to support the organization of research related seminars
The primary mandate of the Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) is to strengthen the Norway based Latin America research community and thereby raise the level of knowledge about Latin America in Norway.
As a means to reach this goal, NorLARNet hereby calls for applications for funds to support the organization of open seminars related to ongoing Latin America research in Norway. Funds are allocated twice a year, and this is the first call for applications for 2011. 100,000 kroner will be available for this first call. The maximum amount of support is 50,000 kroner, and the seminars supported should take place within 12 months from the granting of support. The deadline for presenting applications is January 16th 2011.
The funding may be used for inviting external speakers and other expenses such as equipment and room rental, refreshments, etc . The aim is to allow Norway based research communities to strengthen their networks with groups in Norway as well as abroad and to make research results, methodologies, etc. available to a broader public in Norway. The seminars shall be open for attendance by a broader audience. Seminars may be co‐organized by several research institutions, but this is not a requirement. The NorLARNet reference group will evaluate the applications and award funding.
Please send an application by January 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org containing:
- A one page description of seminar topic, purpose, organization and preliminary program. It should clarify how this seminar relates to ongoing or planned research.
- A budget
- A presentation of the researcher (s) that are responsible for the organization of the seminar.
The applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Relevance for the aim of raising the level of knowledge about Latin America in Norway and strengthening Latin America research communities in Norway.
- Quality of proposal
o Coherence of presentation of topic
o Realism of plans and budget
All Norway‐based Latin America researchers may apply.
Those awarded support for a seminar may count on the NorLARNet secretariat for certain technical support including announcement of the seminar.