Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund

Whitten Research Fund

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 2021-2022 (application deadline: December 10, 2021)

The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2020-2021 (application deadline: November 15, 2020)

The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2019-2020 (application deadline: November 15, 2019)

The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2018-2019 (application deadline: November 15, 2018)

Whitten Research Fund Past recipients

2021-2022

Ana Felicien Pérez (Universidade Federal do Pará), Ana Judith Blanco Rojas (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Amazonia Campus), Cristian Erazo Romero (University of St. Andrews), Mariana Furtado (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), Rui Harayama (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), Sidney Castillo (University of Helsinki), Victor Amante (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

2020-2021

Edna Carolina Mayorga Sánchez (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Karen Lorena Romero Leal (University of Florida), Jesús Anzualdo Contreras (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Grzegorz Palka (University of St. Andrews)

2019-2020

Maria Ximena Flores Rojas (Museu Nacional – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Blanca Yagüe Pascual (University of Utah), and Ronaldo de Queiroz Lima (Universidade Federal da Bahia)

2018-2019

Helen Palma Pinedo (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) and Michael Southwood (University of St. Andrews).

2017-2018

Lorena França Reis e Silva (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)

Selection committee

2020-2021 – Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (chair), Giovanna Bacchiddu, Chris Jarrett, and James Whitaker

2019 – Richard Reed (chair), Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, James Whitaker and Giovanna Bacchiddu

2017-2018 – Richard Reed (chair), Renzo Duin, and Esther Jean Langdon