Calls

CALAS is accepting aplications for the follewing research formats:

1. Laboratory of Knowledge: Visons of Peace: Transitions between violence and peace in Latin America

CALAS offers five fellowships for researchers, but also for intellectuals and other distinguished personalities that are destined to collaborate in its research line on transitions between violence and peace in Latin America. The fellowships cover stays of 3 to 9 months at the main headquarters of CALAS at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, between May 2019 and October 2020.

Applicants are expected to contribute with innovative methodological and analytical approaches for the development of new research proposals on violence and peace in Latin America in a historical and transregional perspective that allows advances in critical reflection on the transitions and passages between violence and peace. This involves research proposals that study both situations and constellations in the past and in the present in which peace is imposed in states of violence (armed conflicts, wars, crime and conditions of inequality) as well as the historical and present circumstances in which peace is lost and violence tends to predominate.

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Application deadline: January 6, 2019

 

2. Senior research fellowships

CALAS visiting researcher grant aims to contribute to the development of new methodological and analytical approaches to understand changes and crises in Latin America. This may include a review of Latin American approaches, theories and methodologies that address crises. It is expected that the proposed research projects contribute to reflect, deconstruct and decentralize the Western-centered state of knowledge about concepts, dynamics and solutions, and thus adapt them to the context of the region.

The call is open to scholars with a university education in the Humanities or Social Sciences. The minimum academic degree is the doctorate. In total, six fellowships for a period of 3- to 9-month will be awarded (3 at the CALAS headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico, one in each of the three regional offices of CALAS in Central America and the Caribbean (San José, Costa Rica), the Andean Region (Quito, Ecuador) and the Southern Cone and Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

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Application deadline: January 6, 2019

 

3) Transatlantic tandem

To promote dialogue and exchange between early-career researchers from Latin America and Germany, CALAS is accepting applications for a total of four dual research fellowship (3 to 9 month) inside its program “Transatlantic Tandem”. There will be one Tandem located at each of CALAS four Latin American offices, its headquarters in Guadalajara, México and its regional offices in San José, Costa Rica, Quito (Ecuador) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Two researchers – one from Latin America and one from Europe (Germany) – will work in a collaborative manner on a particular research topic related to the CALAS research approach. Their joint application must highlight the additional academic value of their cooperation. The application should also define the concrete results and objectives of their collaboration.

The call is open to applicants with a university education in the Humanities or Social Sciences, although applications are also accepted in which one of the two persons does not have a postgraduate degree but has proven experience in civil society functions related to the research subject.

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Application deadline: January 6, 2019

 

4. CALAS guest chair Cuba

In cooperation with the University of Havana, the CALAS convenes a scholarship to occupy the newly created CALAS Guest Chair at the Faculty of Philosophy, History and Sociology at the University of Havana, Cuba. The chair is financed by CALAS and the Thyssen Foundation and covers a period of 4 to 6 months. According to the CALAS research program, applicants are expected to contribute to the development of new methodological and analytic approaches to understand the changes and crises in Latin America.

For the 2019 call, the research project that will be carried out must be related to the search for peace and the resolution of conflicts. In this way it is intended to promote the investigation of peace processes and efforts for the resolution of conflicts, the transitions between violence and peace in Latin America from a historical, interdisciplinary and transregional approach, starting from a novel vision of the intertwined relationship between violence and peace.

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Application deadline: December 15, 2018

 

5) Platform for dialogue

To foster international academic exchange and discussion, CALAS calls for applications to organize two “platforms for dialogue” at its headquarter in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Platform for Dialogue is a collaborative format to promote interdisciplinary, interregional, and intergenerational dialogue in relation to a delimited topic. It is an academic event for a group of 15 to 30 participants, and may last from two to five days. Financial support can be granted up to EUR 20,000.

Applications can be submitted by scholars of Social Sciences and the Humanities. At least one of the conveners is expected to hold a post-doctoral degree and experience in the organization of scientific events. As CALAS promotes an international, interdisciplinary and transatlantic dialogue, preference is given to small groups of 2 to 3 conveners with different disciplinary backgrounds from Europe and Latin America.

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Application deadline: January 15, 2019