CLAS Tinker Field Research Grants

RESEARCH SUPPORTED 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.

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Applications for 2014 have closed.  Please check back early in 2015 for the next application cycle.

2014 APPLICATION

RESOURCES

RESEARCH SUPPORTED

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.

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 currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.

BENEFITS AND REQUIREMENTS

The grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America plus a small amount toward local living and research costs. Travel for the 2014 grant must be completed by December 1, 2014. 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.
 

 

2013 CLAS TINKER FIELD RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

 
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.

 

QUESTIONS? 

Please contact Jamie Gentry 773.702.8420 | jagentry@uchicago.edu