The SALSA Executive Board is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 call for applications for the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund (which is different from the Norm and Sibby Whitten Publication Subvention Fund). This Award supports pre-project travel grants for full-time graduate students in the early stages of formulating their dissertation research proposal. This Grant-in-Aid is to initiate contact and collaborative working relationships with host country institutions and scholars, as well as with local communities.
Preference is given to research projects in lowland South America that reflect the work and themes of Norm and Sibby Whitten, including, but not restricted to, topics such as indigenous cosmologies, ethno-aesthetics, gender, ethnic identities, interculturality, cultural transformations, and histories of the present.
This pre-project travel Grant-in-Aid is also intended to facilitate contacts with local communities and scholars in the host country for the purpose of acquiring any necessary permissions for the future research.