We are pleased to announce that the Regional Studies Association (RSA) members from the UK and Latin American division have been successful in securing funding from the British Council Newton Fund to run a workshop in Brazil for early career scholars on the topic – URBAN DIALOGUES: CREATING INCLUSIVE URBAN SPACES IN UNCERTAIN GLOBAL TIMES. The bid was submitted to the British Council only two weeks after the launch of the Regional Studies Association's Latin American division in June 2015 and demonstrates the advantages of international RSA members working together. The workshop is being coordinated by Sarah Ayres (University of Bristol, UK) and Professor Clélio Campolina Diniz (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil).

Sarah commented, 'We are delighted to have secured funds to run this workshop, which will build links between established and promising early career scholars working in the field. I'm grateful to the RSA and, in particular its Chief Executive Sally Hardy, for helping us to bring the right people on board to bid for this fund.'

Travel and subsistence bursaries are available for early career scholars based at UK and Brazilian institutions. The workshop will be held 3-6th May 2016 and the deadline for applications is 19th February 2016.