2013 Tinker Field Research Grant competition is open
Tinker Field Research Grant
Graduate fellowship for pre-dissertation research in Latin America.
Application deadline: March 11, 2013
The purpose of this program is to make it possible for graduate students interested in Latin America and the Caribbean to carry out research in the field in order to acquire as profound and intimate a knowledge as possible of the language, culture and geography; to gather field data; and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in the field. A major priority of these grants is to provide graduate students with experience in developing independent research projects and conducting hands-on field research in Latin America or the Caribbean. It is hoped that this will make students’ proposals to external sources of funding for dissertation research more competitive. In no case are these grants to be a substitute for seeking dissertation funding from such external sources.
To be considered for fellowship support in this program, you must:
• Be an MSU graduate student (US citizens and International students) who has not yet reached the dissertation stage of program (master’s students are eligible).
• Be in good standing at MSU and committed to Latin American themes and issues.
• Have a well conceived and feasible project that serves as a basis for meeting thesis or dissertation requirements in your graduate program.
For questions contact: Professor Robert Blake, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Kristin Janka Millar, Associate Director, email@example.com