Summer 2013 Tinker Field Research Grants
The Indiana University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to invite applications for grants in support of summer field research by Indiana University graduate students with interests in Latin America or the Caribbean. These grants are made possible by generous support from the Tinker Foundation, the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
These grants are intended to support pilot research projects in which students gain familiarity with the languages and cultures of their prospective research sites, gather initial research data, and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their countries and fields of study. In keeping with Tinker Foundation guidelines, applications will be accepted for any Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking country in Latin America or the Caribbean. Puerto Rico is not an eligible destination. Students in any school or discipline are welcome to apply, including students pursuing terminal professional degrees, so long as the proposed research meets the criteria for design and feasibility detailed herein. These grants are not, however, intended to support dissertation research. Citizens of any country are welcome to apply. Students proposing to conduct research in their home countries will be eligible if the proposed project constitutes their first structured field research in that country.
Award Amounts and Eligible Expenses
Grants will be awarded in the range of $500 to $1500, depending on the total amount of expected travel expenses. Please download the application packet using the link below for more information on acceptable budget categories.
Research must be conducted for a minimum of two weeks in-country. Maximum durations will normally be 6-8 weeks, although longer projects will be considered if plans are detailed and feasibility is clearly addressed.
Deadline and Decisions
Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on March 8, 2013, and decisions will be announced by April 8.
Contact CLACS: katinova[at]indiana.edu
Please download the application packet for complete instructions and required forms.