Tinker Field Research Grants are awarded by the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies to American University master's or doctoral level students to support preliminary field research in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin American and Caribbean countries (excluding Puerto Rico). Grants are intended to provide the opportunity to develop research projects and conduct hands-on field research for the first time. Awards are not intended for advanced research. Funding can only be allocated to support exploratory work that will inform preparation of a PhD dissertation, a Master’s thesis or a substantial research paper. The awards are not intended for advanced dissertation research. Tinker grants cover primarily travel expenses for short (three weeks to four months) periods of investigation in Latin America. Priority is given to PhD candidates, but grants will be allocated to students pursuing other graduate degrees.
Please be advised that, in compliance with Tinker Foundation policies, CLALS will not hold a research grant competition during Academic Year 2015-2016.