Tinker Field Research Collaborative Grant

2024 Call for Applications

The Board of Directors of the Tinker Foundation has approved a five-year grant in the amount of $75,000 to support the participation of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center in the Tinker Field Research Collaborative. The Collaborative was launched in 2020 with a core group of universities that have demonstrated their commitment to field research in Latin America. Centers must provide at least a 1:1 match with funds from the university or non-Tinker sources, fulfilling the commitment letter provided during the application process.

Through the Collaborative, Tinker will not only continue to provide funding that can be used to support student field research but will work together with Centers to experiment, build tools, and exchange best practices on how to enhance the field research experience. This may include pre-departure resources for students, conversations to encourage responsible practices in field research, networking of current and former FRG recipients, and approaches for monitoring, evaluation, and program improvement. In addition, members of the Collaborative commit to supporting graduate students for whom field research would not otherwise be possible.

The Tinker Field Research Collaborative and its activities further the charitable and educational objectives of the Tinker Foundation to support the exchange of knowledge within and about Latin America, and promote the development of an equitable, sustainable, and productive society in Latin America.

The grant period will begin April 15, 2020 and end December 31, 2025.

2024 Tinker Field Grant Application

Graduate Student Funding Eligibility & Requirements:
• Open to enrolled graduate students from all academic disciplines.
• Funds are for pre-dissertation or thesis field research at doctoral or master’s levels.
• Tinker Field Research Grants are limited to $2,500 per student.
• Funds may be used for student travel, transportation, per diem (food, lodging, etc.).
• The minimum duration of field research is two weeks, and the maximum is four months.

Eligible Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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Deadline for submitting applications: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm (EST)

Contact LACC's Director of Research, Jose Miguel Cruz, at (305)348-2894 for more information about our Tinker Field Research Collaborative Grant program.

Information Session: video recording from October 8, 2021

Student presentations from March 15, 2023 Tinker Research Symposium: