The Center for Latin American Studies is one of eleven inaugural members that are part of the Tinker Field Research Collaborative for 2020-2025.
April 6, 2020 | Patricia Alba
The UF Center for Latin American Studies was awarded a $100,000 5-year grant from the Tinker Foundation’s Board of Directors as part of the Tinker Field Research Collaborative. Since 1979, the Tinker Foundation has provided support to graduate students attending U.S. universities to conduct pre-dissertation, exploratory research in Latin America through its Field Research Grant (FRG) program. The Tinker Field Research Collaborative is a new program offered to select Centers that not only funds student field research, but also promotes opportunities for joint experimentation, tool-building, and knowledge exchange on the institutional level.
“Following a rigorous selection process, we are delighted to welcome the University of Florida to join the Tinker Field Research Collaborative,” said Caroline Kronley, President of the Tinker Foundation. “We look forward to working together to enhance the impact of student field research in Latin America.”
The Center for Latin American Studies is one of eleven inaugural members that are part of the Tinker Field Research Collaborative for 2020-2025. This award would not be possible without the help of Dr. Catherine Tucker, Dr. Lenny Ureña, Dr. Mary Risner, Jessica Baker, and Dr. Susan Paulson, who worked with Center Director, Dr. Carlos de la Torre on the application process.
“This prestigious and innovative grant allows students working on Latin America to get research funds and collaborate with peers working on similar projects in other first-rate universities,” said Center Director, Dr. Carlos de la Torre. “This grant will also allow us to support graduate students who would otherwise not be able to engage in field research.”
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