The CLAS Tinker Field Research Grant supports master’s, doctoral, and professional school students conducting pre-dissertation fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • Award recipients are selected from among all divisions and professional schools of the University of Chicago. Applicants must be degree-seeking graduate students (MA or PHD) currently enrolled at the University of Chicago.
  • Citizens of Latin American countries enrolled at the University of Chicago may apply for research grants to all eligible countries. Students are only eligible to receive awards to conduct research in their home countries provided they have NO previous field research experience in that country.

Eligible Countries

Expanding from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Latin American countries, the Tinker Foundation now supports research in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.


February 23, 2024

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