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Funding Available: Tinker Graduate Research Award

Award Competition

The 2022 Graduate Field Research Award competition will begin after the new year, stay tuned!

Majecstic Tinker

Guidelines and Eligibility for Application

  • Applicant must be an enrolled graduate student at the University of Georgia and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University of Georgia.
  • Master’s or doctoral students in the preliminary stages of graduate study with little or no international field research experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Graduate students from all University of Georgia colleges and schools are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant must have adequate Spanish or Portuguese language skills to be able to independently carry out research activities in the target country.  Language assessments for Spanish can be done through the UGA Romance Languages department via Catherine Simpson (simpson2@uga.edu) and LACSI staff/TAs for Portuguese (email LACSI’s Paul Duncan to arrange).  Paul Duncan (pduncan@uga.edu) at LACSI can also carry out Spanish language assessments.
  • A Graduate Field Research proposal should be no more than 4-5 pages (including title page), double-space, 12 pt. font.  The title page should include: 1) a project/research title, 2) your full name, 3) your citizenship, 4) your department/school, 5) degree sought, 6) the academic year you started your PhD or master's program, and 5) your email address. 
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your department is encouraged.

Note: If the target country for research currently carries a State Department or CDC Travel Warning, please see specific information outlining cities/states/regions of concern within that country with this designation. Please see the UGA Office of Global Engagement and the Graduate School’s policy on Travel Warnings by reviewing the Travel Advisories page.

The UGA Office of Global Engagement will communicate with recipients of the award to provide information regarding waivers and insurance requirements.

Samples of Successful Graduate Field Research Proposals:

  1. Sample 1
  2. Sample 2 
  3. Sample 3

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