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Field Research Grants


CLACS is pleased to invite applications for grants in support of summer field research by Indiana University graduate students with interests in Latin America or the Caribbean. These grants are made possible by generous support from the Tinker Foundation, the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Summer 2014 Tinker Grants

  • The application period for Summer 2014 Tinker Grants is now closed.
  • Check out the listing of 2014-Funded projects and a map of where the Tinker Recipients did their field research.

2014 Grantee Instructions

Tinker Recipient Spotlight

Matthew Lebrato is a Ph.D. student in sociocultural anthropology, with a CLACS minor, whose geographical focus is Mesoamerica, particularly Oaxaca, Mexico. Matthew received a Tinker grant in summer 2013, and, as a result, spent his summer in various Ayuujk (Mixe) indigenous communities during which time he participated in cultural forums, renewed existing contacts, and established new contacts with numerous individuals and organizations working on intercultural education. His project for the summer aimed to investigate intercultural education as a potentially counter-hegemonic process that seeks to strengthen indigenous practices, traditions, and knowledge in order to alter the relationship between indigenous peoples and the state.