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Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG) 2012 Competition Launch

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grants (LACREG) program. This program has been managed by the AUCC with financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) since 1995.    The purpose of this program is to strengthen international partnerships and consolidate emerging networks among academic researchers from Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.  It is designed to support small collaborative research activities which will contribute to the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge in the development process in at least one of IDRC’s programming areas.   IDRC program areas: Projects must address one or more of IDRC’s four broad program areas:
  • Agriculture and the environment
  • Global health policy
  • Science and innovation
  • Social and economic policy
Eligibility:  Applicants from Canada and eligible Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are encouraged to apply.  The LACREG program applies to collaborative research between Canada and the following LAC countries: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Value:  Support through this program will be cost-shared on a 2:1 ratio by the program and the partner institutions, respectively.  The maximum value of each grant under this program will be $15,000 CDN.   Deadline:  Friday, June 29, 2012   For program guidelines, visit the AUCC website at the following address: For additional information please email