CLAS Tinker Field Research Grants

WHO SHOULD APPLY? APPLICATION | DEADLINES REPORTING | COLLOQUIUMPREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

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.

The CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant provides excellent application and proposal preparation for students who will one day submit applications to much larger fellowships like the Fulbright DDRA and IIE, and the Wenner-Gren.

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.


2015 CLAS TINKER FIELD RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

Contemporary Colonial Art, Lima, Peru Photo by Catalina Ospina

 


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.
  • 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.Students returning from research trips advance scholarship on Latin America through presentations of their findings in the Center for Latin American Studies weekly Brown Bag colloquium.

APPLY

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

*Applications should be submitted as one single PDF document (letter of recommendation excluded)

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  1. Application Form
  2. Current Transcript
  3. Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor
  4. A narrative description of the proposed research project
  5. Itinerary for the trip
  6. Itemized Budget for the trip

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

APPLICATION FORM (WORD)

SAMPLE ITINERARY AND BUDGET

DATES & DEADLINES

TRAVEL DEADLINE

All travel must be completed by December 1, 2015

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The Application will be due by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 27, 2015.  Applications must be submitted digitally in one single PDF document to Jamie Gentry (jagentry@uchicago.edu).

REPORTING

CLAS TFRG COLLOQUIUM

 

QUESTIONS? 

Please contact Jamie Gentry 773.702.8420 | jagentry@uchicago.edu