LACS Tinker Field Research Grants
The LACS Tinker Field Research Grants are funded by the Tinker Foundation, the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, LACS, the LACS-Brazil Initiative, and the International Institute to support master’s, doctoral, and professional school students conducting preliminary or pre-dissertation fieldwork in Latin America. The grants provide students with the opportunity to establish professional and academic contacts, assess research sites, and refine their projects. Master’s candidates may use the funds for projects related to research or their theses. Ph.D. students may use the funds for preliminary dissertation research.
Research projects must be conducted in the Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin America and trips must last a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of four months.
Awards, up to $2,500, are made based on the quality of the proposal and academic progress of the applicant. Funds cover international airfare, in-country transportation, and some field-related expenses.