Grant to promote exchange between Central American and European researchers

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The aim of the ENLACE travel grant scheme is to promote exchange between Central American and European researchers as well as to encourage contacts between research institutions for joint participation in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The grant scheme works as a mechanism to facilitate networking or even joint proposal writing.

The travel grant consists of two components:
1.The participation of Central American researchers on specialized international conferences or brokerage events in Europe
2.Visits to specific research centers / institutions of thematic interest for the grantees

Three calls will be launched within the duration of the ENLACE-project.

The first call was launched in 2010. It was a pilot action and focused on selected FP7 events on specific themes: Food , ICT and Research Infrastructure.

Click here to download a detailed report on the results of the first call

The second call closed on the 1st of May 2011. It was open to applications for international conferences and brokerage events taking place in Europe in all FP7 thematic priorities.

The third call is now open from the 9th of March to the 10th of May 2012.

It supports researchers from the EU Member States and the Central American countries to meet their counterparts from the other region for a joint preparation of a project proposal / cooperation in one of the upcoming FP7 calls (July 2012) of the Cooperation Programme or of the People Programme.

Researchers may stay up to 30 days in Central America or the EU for the joint preparation of a project proposal.

In order to maximize the benefits of the researchers’ stay in the EU or Central America, it is envisaged that the grantees visit additional research institutions of their thematic interest (but within one of the thematic FP7 areas).

Please find detailed information on the third call of the grant scheme as well as the application form below. For further information regarding the travel grant scheme, please contact the Austrian Latin America Institute at

More information here

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