Graduate students conducting field based summer research in Latin American or Caribbean countries can apply for the Tinker Field Research Grant. The deadline to submit an application has been extended to March 23rd. For more information, click here.
See the full message below for questions regarding possible impacts of COVID-19:
"Dear Tinker Applicants,
I hope everyone is well and adjusting to the sudden changes. We are grateful for your efforts, and we want to support you. With that in mind, we are extending the due date for Tinker Applications until Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 12 noon. I hope that this will help to ease some of the stress.
I also want to address a few more question/concerns related to Tinker regarding a.) travel restrictions, and b.) scanning application materials.
- Travel Restrictions/Ban: The University of Arizona, U.S. government, and foreign governments have put in place various restrictions and bans on travel to help stem the spread of COVID-19. We understand that students are concerned about how these changes could impact them and their proposed research. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know how long the restrictions will remain in place, and whether there will be additional restrictions and bans. However, I think it’s reasonable to expect that circumstances could improve by summer. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all interested students move forward with Tinker applications. While it’s difficult to imagine long-term plans right now, students should do their best to provide a tentative plan for travel and research activities. LAS faculty and staff will do everything possible (within University, government, and Tinker guidelines) to support grant recipients to carry out their field research. We advise against purchasing tickets or reserving lodging at this time.
- Document Scan/Upload: Several students have voiced concerns about scanning and uploading documents, since they no longer have access to the office scanner. Please try to submit those documents using the technology you do have -a picture or scan from your tablet or phone, for example (make sure it’s readable). If you are finding it absolutely impossible to get physical copies scanned and uploaded, please contact Clea Conlin and Susan Brewer-Osorio.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work to adjust to the new circumstances. We look forward to reviewing your application materials soon.