Nave Field Research Grants support graduate students who wish to pursue short-term research in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. All graduate students in all departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are eligible. There are no citizenship restrictions. Students must be continuing in a degree program at UW-Madison upon return from their field research. Applicants undertaking their first field research will be given preference; interdisciplinary and/or collaborative projects are welcome.
Awards will fund brief periods (between 4 and 8 weeks) of field research in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula. Awards are intended mainly for summer, but timing for field research may be adjusted if a convincing case can be made. Nationals of Latin American countries wishing to utilize funds for research within their own countries are eligible if they can provide evidence (such as a letter from their advisor) that the project is essential to fulfill degree requirements.
The Nave Field Research grants are intended to support an initial field research experience to help students acquire a comprehensive knowledge of language, terrain and culture, to gather research data, and to develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields. The grant may be used for master’s thesis research or pre-dissertation research; however it may NOT be used for dissertation research.
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