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Graduate Summer Fellowships

CLACS 2019 Summer Graduate Research Fellowships

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces our call for applications for our 2019 Summer Research Fellowships. These fellowships are meant to provide support research travel to Latin America for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation research. Students may apply to any of the four programs below:

Tinker Foundation Fellowship *

Awards are intended primarily to support travel expenses related to field research in Latin America for graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level. The Tinker Foundation defines Latin America as the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere; it does not include Puerto Rico, Belize, or the Iberian Peninsula. Any graduate student with Latin American-related interests is eligible to apply. Students who have already achieved ABD status are not eligible to apply as the award is not intended for advanced dissertation research. Citizens of Latin American countries enrolled at UIUC may receive awards to conduct research in their home countries if they have no previous field research experience related to the proposed project in that country

Whitten Fellowship

Awards are intended primarily to support travel expenses related to field research in Latin America for graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level. Any graduate student with Latin American-related interests is eligible to apply. Students who have already achieved ABD status are not eligible to apply as the award is not intended for advanced dissertation research. Citizens of Latin American countries enrolled at UIUC may receive awards to conduct research in their home countries if they have no previous field research experience related to the proposed project in that country.

Kilby Fellowship

Thanks to the generous support of Professor Werner Baer (Economics), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition for this fellowship to graduate students working in Latin America. This fellowship is intended for PhD students who have reached ABD status and who look to spend at least 4 weeks conducting research in Latin America.

Love Fellowship

Thanks to the generous support of Professor Joseph Love (History), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces the competition for this fellowship to graduate students working in Latin America. This fellowship is intended for PhD students who have reached ABD status and who look to spend at least 4 weeks conducting research in Latin America.

To Apply:

Please submit 1 PDF electronically to szremski@illinois.edu with the subject line: 2019 Summer Fellowships. The PDF should contain the following documents:
Application Cover letter (click to download) (please indicate the competitions you are applying to)
• Current Transcript
• Title Page with Abstract (200-word max)
• Brief Project Narrative (max 5 pages double-spaced, size 12 font).
• References Cited
• Detailed Budget and budget justification
• Proof that you have applied for IRB approval or a petition for IRB waiver (waivers will only be granted to individuals who are NOT working with human or animal subjects – all research involving human or animal subjects MUST have the appropriate approvals – if your proposal is selected for funding you MUST provide evidence that your project has IRB approval BEFORE funds will be disbursed)
• Two letters of reference to be submitted via email to Kasia Szremski (szremski@illinois.edu)

Project proposals will be evaluated on their intellectual merit and feasibility.
Deadline: All materials must be received by February 11th, 2019.

Post-Travel Reporting Checklist:

Awardees will be required to furnish the following documents:

  • Within two weeks of arrival on site, the student is required to send a one-page letter to the Center reporting on initial set-up and negotiations with the host country institution. Awardees should supply the Center with a contact address, phone number, fax, and e-mail address.
  • Two-page Final Report (electronic) within two weeks after travel.
  • Digital pictures (2-4) that illustrate the research experience to be included in the report.
  • The report to the Center must conclude with a report on the expenditures of the grant.
  • All original receipts and other documentation expenses.
  • Paper (10-12 pages).
  • Any thesis, publication or any other substantial product of the research must include acknowledgment of funding provided by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

You may obtain additional copies and information at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Phone: 217-333-3182, or szremski@illinois.edu.

 

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CLACS Summer Graduate Research Fellows 2018

TINKER FELLOWS
Fellow Department Research Country
Bauer, Anahid Economics Argentina
Coyle, Joseph Anthropology Brazil
Dilgin, Tolgahan Political Science Mexico
Fernandez Doig, M. Fabiola     Spanish and Portuguese Peru
Gonzalez, Jesann      Anthropology Belize
Grimaldi, Grazzia Anthropology El Salvador
Maldonado, Beatrice Anthropology El Salvador
Nuila, Ennio                  Spanish and Portuguese El Salvador
Ordonez, Pablo ACE Nicaragua
Pinilla, Gonzalo          Art History Chile
Simpson, Elizabeth Media - ICR Brazil
Tossou, Dadbegnon Armand ACE Haiti
Vizcarra, Marcela Kinesiology and Community Health Chile
Waller, Anna Food Science Mexico
MARIANNE AND PETER KILBY FELLOW
Fellow Department Research Country
Garcia, Brenda Anthropology Mexico
Dr. JOSEPH L. LOVE, SR. AND VIRGINIA ELLIS LOVE FELLOW
Fellow Department Research Country
Aristizabal, David     Anthropology Colombia
NORMAN E. WHITTEN  JR. AND DOROTEA SCOTT WHITTEN FELLOWS
Fellow Department Research Country
Gibson, Josh     Enthomology Peru
Lagos, Claudia Media-ICR Chile
Prieto, Fabian Media-ICR Colombia
LEMANN SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWS
Fellow Department Research Country
Kim, Hyun Jung     School of Social Work Brazil
de Sant'Ana, Thais  History Brazil
Plutowski, Luke Political Science Brazil

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A glance to Tinker Workshop 2014

 

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Summer Graduate Research Fellows

Fellows 2016-2017

.Dinah Armstead; Claire Branigan, Brenda García, Claudia Lagos, Jessica Lira Viana, Juan Mora, Liz Moreno, Elizabeth Villegas, Zev Cossing, John-Ben Soileau, Summer Sanford, Alana Ackerman, David Aristizabal, Catalina Hernandez-Cabal, Heilin Jahnke, Jennifer Kirker Priest, Katia Nakamura, Gonzalo Pinilla, Ingrid Romero.

Fellows 2015-2016

Alana Ackerman, Jason Ahlenius, David Aristizabal, Krysta Beam, Dexter Burns, Sergio Contreras, Silvia Escanilla, Carmen Gallegos, Brenda Garcia, Ethan Madarieta, Cristina Mostacero, Carolina Ortega, Fabian Prieto, Thais R. S. de Sant’Ana, Kelly Senters, Marin Thompson, Erin Updyke .

Fellows 2014-2015

Rafael Achury, Phred Benham, Juan Bernal, Elena Bonicelli, Carol Burga, Rico Kleinstein Chenyek, Stella Choi, Annie Contractor, Marilia Correa, Christopher Eager, Kathleen Ernst, Raquel Escobar, Aron Katz, Rebeca Linares, John Marquez, Luis Mojica, Mauricio Pino, Jazmin Ridley, Jim Sauls, Juan Suarez.

Fellows 2013-2014

Megan Bohardt, Cristian Cabalin, Rico Chenyek, Zev Cossin, Lydia Crafts, Luis Escobedo, Jessica English, Krista Evensen, Patricia Galvez, Carrie Gordon, Derek Haselhorst, Bryce Henson, Christopher Long, Katherine Magerko, Sergio Poo-Dalidet, Jenica Rosen.

 

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