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A Member of the Tinker Collaborative


We are also excited to announce that KU CLACS has been selected to be a part of the inaugural Tinker Foundation Field Research Collaborative, which will provide five years of support.

The selected Centers offer strong institutional commitment to Latin American studies, a proven track record of support for field research, and a demonstrated demand for field research funding. The combined group of 15 participating Centers is distributed across the United States and brings a diversity of discipline strengths and sub-regional expertise on Latin America.

Through the Collaborative, Tinker will not only fund graduate student field research but also promote opportunities for joint experimentation, tool-building, and knowledge exchange on the institutional level. This may include pre-departure support to students, resources to encourage responsible practices in field research, networking of current and former FRG recipients, and approaches for monitoring, evaluation, and program improvement.

What This Means

  • As a memberĀ of the Collaborative, we commit to supporting graduate students for whom field research would not otherwise be possible.

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