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 The grants provide an opportunity to establish professional and institutional contacts, assess potential research sites, and refine dissertation project proposals. 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 Tinker Foundation.


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The 2017 application has closed. Applications for 2018 will open in January 2018.


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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. 

APPLICATION

DATES & DEADLINES

All 2017 travel must be completed by December 1, 2017

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All grant recipients are required to abide by the requirements stipulated by the Center for Latin American Studies and the University of Chicago. 

2017 Reporting Guidelines

Upload reports here


PRIOR TO TRAVEL

UPON RETURN FROM TRAVEL

CLAS TINKER FIELD RESEARCH GRANT COLLOQUIUM

Award recipients are required to present their findings at an academic and/or community venue within nine 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 may be scheduled in multiple sessions during the Winter and Spring Quarters, groups presentations into themes and encourages students to deliver a short lecture accompanied by a digital presentation (10 minutes) followed by a question and answer session.

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2017 CLAS TFRG Recipients

2016 Awards | 2015 Awards | 2014 Awards


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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.