CLAS Tinker Field Research Grants

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.


Contemporary Colonial Art, Lima, Peru Photo by Catalina Ospina

This program is funded with the generoussupport 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
 

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

 

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.

APPLICATION


APPLICATION INFORMATION
 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

APPLICATION FORM (WORD DOC)

SAMPLE ITINERARY AND BUDGET

DATES & DEADLINES

2015 TRAVEL DEADLINE

All travel must be completed by December 1, 2015

2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE

The Application for 2016 will be due in March 2016. Applications will open in January 2016.
Applications must be submitted digitally in one single PDF document to Jamie Gentry (jagentry@uchicago.edu).

REPORTING

CLAS TFRG 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).

2015  CLAS TFRG Colloquium

QUESTIONS? 

Please contact Jamie Gentry 773.702.8420 | jagentry@uchicago.edu