The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund
The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund supports pre-project travel grants for master and doctoral students in the early formulation of their field research. This Grant-in-Aid is to initiate contact and collaborative working relationships with partner institutions and scholars, as well as with local communities. It can both facilitate contacts with local communities for the purpose of acquiring any necessary permissions for the future research and to initiate fieldwork.
Preference is given to research projects in lowland South America that reflect the work and themes of Norman (Norm) and Dorothea (Sibby) Whitten, including, but not restricted to, topics such as Indigenous cosmologies, Indigenous knowledge-production, aesthetics and arts, health, gender, interculturality, cultural transformations, and histories of the present.
The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund Calls for applications
- The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024 (deadline: November 30, 2023 – extended until December 6, 2023)
- The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023 (deadline: November 30, 2022)
- The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2021-2022 (deadline: December 10, 2021)
- The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2020-2021 (deadline: November 15, 2020)
- The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2019-2020 (deadline: November 15, 2019)
- The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2018-2019 (deadline: November 15, 2018)
- The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2016-2017
Whitten Research Fund Past recipients
Meredith Cristina Castro Rios (FLACSO Ecuador), Joan Gutiérrez Rodríguez (UNAL-Amazonia, Colombia), Alcineis Acate Peres (PPGAS-UFAM, Brazil), Alexandra Reichert (Vanderbilt U., USA), Carolina Rodriguez Alzza (U. of Texas, Austin, USA).
Ana Felicien Pérez (UFPA, Brazil), Ana Judith Blanco Rojas (UNAL-Amazonia, Colombia), Cristian Erazo Romero (U. of St. Andrews, Scotland), Mariana Furtado (UFSC, Brazil), Rui Harayama (UFSC, Brazil), Sidney Castillo (U. of Helsinki, Finland), Victor Amante (UFRJ, Brazil).
Lorena França Reis e Silva (UFSC, Brazil).
Gabriel Torrealba (Southern Illinois University)