CLAS Tinker Field Research Grants

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.

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.

APPLY

Applications for 2015 will open January 12, 2015.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  1. Application Form
  2. Current Transcript
  3. One 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

SAMPLE ITINERARY AND BUDGET

DATES & DEADLINES

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).

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information sessions will be held in the CLAS conference room (Kelly Hall 114) on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

 

REPORTING

Reporting Guidelines
Expense sheet template
Concurrency converter

 

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.

 

 

QUESTIONS? 

Please contact Jamie Gentry 773.702.8420 | jagentry@uchicago.edu