Field Research Grants

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Field Research Grants support graduate student research about Latin America at the pre-dissertation level. Funding is generously provided by the Tinker Foundation through the Field Research Collaborative Program, and matched by the Center for Latin American Studies.


Tinker Field Research Grants are available for graduate students to support travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of pre-dissertation field research in Latin America, defined here as the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of the region. Tinker will consider requests for virtual research on a case-by-case basis, particularly when travel becomes impractical, unsafe, or unethical due to unexpected events or external factors. Generally, the purpose of the Collaborative is to support travel to and in-person field research in Latin America. Awards are open to students across all academic disciplines and graduate degree programs.

2023 Tinker Grant Guidelines can be found here: Grant Guidelines

Application Process

Applications are due 11:59 pm on January 9, 2023. 

  • Complete the application form:
  • Upload a proposal narrative to the application.
  • Upload an academic transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable) to the application.
  • Ensure that one faculty member has submitted a recommendation for you using the following link:
  • Submit all application materials by 11:59 pm, January 9, 2023. 

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