Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Tulane awarded Tinker Field Research Grant funding

January 25th, 2013

Tulane has been awarded Tinker Field Research Grant funding for the support of graduate student summer field research. The Tinker Field Research Grants competition is open to accredited United States universities with Centers or Institutes of Latin American Studies. Universities may received funding at the $10,000 and $15,000 level – Tulane has been awarded the prestigious higher level $15,000 grant, with the possibility of two one-year renewals for a total of $45,000.

Field Research Grants, comprising Tinker Foundation and matching funds, are to be used for grants to individual students for travel and field-related expenses for brief periods (two weeks to four months) of pre-dissertation field research in Latin America. The Tinker Field Research Grants are not to be used for advanced dissertation research. Awards are open to students across all academic disciplines. Individual recipients may be graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level, although priority will be given to doctoral students in the early stages of their studies. The grants are intended to provide graduate students with early experience conducting hands-on field research in Latin America and the opportunity to develop independent research projects. 75% of funds are to be used for travel expenses with 25% for field-related expenses including food and accomodation. Grant recipients will be selected by a representative committee incorporating faculty members from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional schools with significant experience in Latin America.

For more information about Tinker grants and to apply, see Graduate Grants and Funding under Summer Field Research grants.
Further information about the Tinker Foundation can be found here.