Grants offered for graduate research projects in Latin America

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The UO’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals for its first round of Tinker Field Research Grants in Latin America.

The Tinker grants are in addition to, not replacing, the center’s summer research grants. Students can apply to both, but separate applications must be filled out for each.

At least six grants of up to $4,000 each are expected to be awarded to advance research for either master’s or predissertation doctoral candidates. They will help pay students’ travel costs, as well as field-related expenses, for short periods of field research in Latin America.

The grant is open to students across academic disciplines and graduate degree programs. In the past, the center has handed out grants to students from fields such as music, architecture, philosophy, linguistics and biological anthropology.

To apply, see the detailed call for proposals on the center’s website. An informational session will be held in Room 330, Hendricks Hall, known as the Jane Grant Room, from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20.

The deadline for applications is noon Friday, March 3. All research for this grant must be carried out before Dec. 31.

“This grant recognizes the growth and strength of CLLAS as a research center that with very limited resources has been promoting and funding excellent graduate student and faculty research,” said journalism professor Gabriela Martinez, the center’s interim director. “The grant will serve as seed money to enhance CLLAS’s support for graduate student research in Latin America.”

The UO joins a short list of universities that have Tinker Field Research Grant programs, including the University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Berkeley; Brown University; Columbia University; and Indiana University.

Proposals can be submitted by email to Eli Meyer, the center’s assistant director, at, or a hard copy can be mailed to the center’s offices in Room 337, Hendricks Hall. Inquiries should be addressed to Meyer.

To learn more about the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, visit its website.