The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) announces the launch of the 2009 Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG) programme. This programme has been managed by the AUCC with financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) since 1995. The purpose of this programme is to strengthen international partnerships and consolidate emerging networks among academic researchers from Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean. It is designed to support small collaborative research activities which will contribute to the creation, dissemination, and sustained application of knowledge in the development process in at least one area of IDRC thematic priority:
- Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM)
- Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)
- Innovation, Policy, and Science (IPS)
- Social and Economic Policy (SEE)
The LACREG programme applies to collaborative research between Canada and the following LAC countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Support through this programme will be cost-shared on a 2:1 ratio by the programme and the partner institutions, respectively. The maximum value of each grant under this programme will be CDN$15,000.
Click here for more information and for programme guidelines (available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish).
IDRC website, December 29 2009.