CLAS Tinker Field Research Grants

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ABOUT THE CLAS TINKER FIELD RESEARCH GRANT

The CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant supports master's, doctoral, and professional school students conducting pre-dissertation fieldwork in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere, excluding Puerto Rico, providing an opportunity to establish professional and institutional contacts, assess potential research sites, and refine the dissertation project proposal. Recipients of the CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant have enjoyed notable success in obtaining subsequent dissertation research support as well as placement in key teaching, research, and other professional positions.

This program is funded with the generous support of the Center for Latin American Studies, the Tinker Foundation, and the Divisions of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Chicago.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 28, 2017


WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Award recipients are selected from among all divisions and professional schools of the University of Chicago. Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate students (MA or PHD) currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.
  • Citizens of Latin American countries enrolled at the University of Chicago may apply for research grants to all eligible countries. Students are only eligible to receive awards to conduct research in their home countries provided they have NO previous field research experience in that country.
  • Students in PhD programs are eligible to apply prior to the defense of their dissertation proposals. Students who have successfully defended a proposal are asked not to apply.

APPLICATION

DATES & DEADLINES

2016 TRAVEL DEADLINE

All travel must be completed by December 1, 2016

REPORTING

CLAS TINKER FIELD RESEARCH GRANT COLLOQUIUM

Award recipients are required to present their findings at an academic and/or community venue within 9 months of their return from the field. While recipients may present at any number of conferences or campus workshops, CLAS hosts a yearly colloquium series to help satisfy this requirement.

The colloquium series, which occurs in multiple sessions throughout the winter and spring quarters, groups presentations into themes (spring 2015 themes were "Digging through the Archives" and "Reports from the Field") and encourages students to deliver their experiences through a short lecture accompanied by a digital presentation (10 minutes) followed by a question and answer session (5-10 minutes).


RECIPIENTS

2016 CLAS TFRG Recipients

PREVIOUS AWARDS: 2015 Awards | 2014 Awards



QUESTIONS? 
Please contact Jamie Gentry 
773.702.8420 | jagentry@uchicago.edu

Header photograph credits Left to Right Top: Nicholas Carby Denning, Bolivia, 2014; Viviana Hong, Argentina, 2014; Perry Wong, Guatemala, 2015; Gabriel Velez, Peru 2015; Chris Gatto, Mexico, 2014; Raymond Hunter, Peru, 2015; Ana Ilievska, Brazil, 2014; Hilary Leathem, Mexico, 2015. Left to Right Bottom: Patrick Dyer, Brazil, 2015; Nicholas Carby Denning, Bolivia, 2014; David Recksieck, Brazil, 2014; Hilary Leathem, Mexico, 2015; Maria Welch, Brazil, 2015; Alexis Howard, Chile, 2014; Catalina Ospina, Peru 2014.