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The Agenda, Speakers and Venue



We would like to invite current postgraduate research (PhD/MPhil) students to participate in the second “Research Initiative Award”, awarded on behalf of the Center for Contemporary Latin American Studies of the University of Edinburgh.


The Research Initiative Award aims to promote knowledge generation and sustainable development in Latin America. It invites participants to showcase their research through a poster exhibition (attended by over 100 students, academics and professionals) and awards the most impressive poster and research with a £100 award. Participants are requested to submit an A1 size poster of their research related to the Latin American region. 


The poster exhibition is part of the Edinburgh Latin American Forum hosted at the University of Edinburgh from 4-5 February 2019. 







The poster should cover the following topics:


  • Research question

  • Research gap and contribution

  • Research approach/methodology

  • Research impact (academic, societal or conceptual)


A poster template is available here (the pdf is editable in Adobe Illustrator). However, candidates are permitted to use a poster template of their choice.





The winner is selected according to the following criteria. The ideal poster: 


  • covers complex topics accurately;

  • is understandable for a general non-expert audience;

  • is concise;

  • has a multidisciplinary appeal;

  • makes appropriate use of supplementary material such as diagrams, quotes, figures or media.  





Please send your submission to Posters must be submitted digitally by the noon, the 1st of February 2019. We will print the posters for you. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get into contact. 

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