Monday, May 4, 2009

LAPIS Travel Grants

Two grants of $1000 each will be offered to members of the Section to present their research at the Rio Congress. Priority will be given to graduate students and colleagues residing in Latin America. All applicants must be listed on the program as presenters and must be members of LAPIS at the time of the application. The selection committee will be formed by Todd Eisenstadt (Chair, American University), Flavia Freidenberg (Universidad de Salamanca), and Gabriel Negretto (CIDE).

To apply for the travel grant, please request an application form from:,,

The deadline for grant applications is May 11, 2009. Decisions will be announced on May 29.

LAPIS Best Paper Award

An award of $300 will be offered to the best paper on political institutions presented at the Montreal conference. The award committee will be formed by Cynthia McClintock (Chair, George Washington University), Ryan Carlin (Georgia State University), and Patricio Navia (Universidad Diego Portales).Please e-mail the proposed paper, together with a short note of nomination, to:,, patricio.navia@udp.clThe deadline to nominate papers is May 11, 2009. The selection will be announced on June 5.