2018 Field Research Grantees

The University of Miami Institute for the Americas invited graduate students to apply for Field Research Grants to fund student work in all areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, as well as the United States when the work pertains to people of Latin American and Caribbean origin.

As early career grants, the Field Research Grants are aimed at helping graduate students at the University of Miami to develop cutting-edge research projects and gain firsthand knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean. These experiences increase significantly the ability of graduate students to secure external funding for their subsequent research, and are fundamental for the type of engaged scholarly work encouraged by the institute.The goals of these grants are:

  • To offer students an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language, terrain, and culture.
  • To familiarize themselves with information and sources relevant to their studies.
  • To conduct pilot work and preliminary investigations.
  • To develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields of study. 

Application were submitted by students by March 9th, 2018.

Our grantees have begun their field research. This is where they are conducting it:

Meet our grantees and take a look at their work out in the field