Foundation / Corporation
Tinker Foundation Incorporated (TFI)
10/01/19 11:59 EST
Grants of $10,000 and grants of $15,000 to USA universities to support graduate student field research in Latin America. This grant program provides graduate students with funds to cover travel expenses to conduct thesis/pre-dissertation research. Students from all academic disciplines and graduate degree programs are eligible.
The Tinker Foundation’s Field Research Grants are awarded to universities with Centers or Institutes of Latin American Studies for the provision of travel grants to graduate students with little or no previous field experience so they can conduct pre-dissertation or thesis research in Latin America (defined here as the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the region).
The goal of the program is to offer students an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language and culture; to familiarize them with information sources relevant to their studies; to conduct pilot studies and preliminary investigations that will inform their dissertation proposals or theses; and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields of study. Pre-dissertation doctoral students and those seeking master’s or professional degrees are eligible to apply for support.
The following criteria will be considered in the Foundation's selection process:
The Tinker Field Research Grants, comprising Tinker Foundation and matching funds, are to be used for grants to individuals for travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of pre-dissertation or thesis field research in Latin America, defined here as the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the region. Awards are open to students from all academic disciplines.
All funds – those provided by the Foundation as well as the matching monies – must be disbursed to students in modest grants. The awards may be used at any time during the calendar year but must be utilized only for brief research trips, two weeks to four months in duration.
GrantWatch ID#: 175519
Two levels of support in the Field Research Grants competition are available – $10,000 and $15,000 per annum. Programs that are less developed and/or relatively new are encouraged to apply for the $10,000 level award.
- Each award will be for one year, with the possibility of one renewal.
- The awards may be used at any time during the calendar year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To submit a Field Research Grant application complete an eligibility quiz here: https://tinker.fluxx.io/apply/FRG2019
Current grant recipients and applicants with login credentials may access records through the Tinker Foundation Inquiry & Grant System:
Avi Richman, Program Officer
(212) 421-6858 x 131
Angelina Pienczykowski, Grants Manager
(212) 421-6858 x 124
55 E. 59th Street New York, NY 10022
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