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

Whitten Research Fund Past recipients

2023-2024

Alexandre Aniceto de Souza (Universidade Federal do Amazonas), Aline Oliveira (Universidade de Coimbra), Austin Howard (Florida State University), Elaine Cristina Guedes Wanderley (Universidade Federal do Amazonas), Elena Maria Stübinger-Janas (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Amazonia), Felix Uhl (Philipp University Marburg), Josephine Mullen (St Andrews University), Lana Gabriela Guimarães Melo (Universidade Federal do Pará), Luis Garcia Falcon (Florida International University), Marco Ramírez Colombier (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú).

2022-2023

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).

2021-2022

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).

2020-2021

Edna Carolina Mayorga Sánchez (UFRJ, Brazil), Karen Lorena Romero Leal (U. of Florida, USA), Jesús Anzualdo Contreras (PUCP, Peru), Grzegorz Palka (U. of St. Andrews, Scotland).

2019-2020

Maria Ximena Flores Rojas (UFRJ, Brazil), Blanca Yagüe Pascual (U. of Utah, USA), and Ronaldo de Queiroz Lima (UFBA, Brazil).

2018-2019

Helen Palma Pinedo (UFSC, Brazil) and Michael Southwood (U. of St. Andrews, Scotland).

2017-2018

Lorena França Reis e Silva (UFSC, Brazil).

2015-2016

Gabriel Torrealba (Southern Illinois University)

Selection committee

2023-2024 – Chris Jarrett (chair), Giovanna Bacchiddu, Artionka Capiberibe, Paul Codija

2022-2023 – Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (chair), Giovanna Bacchiddu, Artionka Capiberibe, Chris Jarrett, James Whitaker

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

2019-2020 – Richard Reed (chair), Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, James Whitaker and Giovanna Bacchiddu

2018-2019 – Richard Reed (chair), Renzo Duin, and Esther Jean Langdon

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

Recent Posts

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    Josephine Mullen – Whitten Research Fund 2023-24

    Josephine Mullen St Andrews University Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024 Changing Paradigms of Existential Experience Among the Eastern Tukano in the Colombian Vaupes   This...

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    Alexandre Aniceto de Souza – Whitten Research Fund 2023-24

    Alexandre Aniceto de Souza Universidade Federal do Amazonas-UFAM Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024 Waiwai komo yîhcamnopura natu cehtoponhîrî komo krapa waiwî poko Bow and...

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    Aline Oliveira – Whitten Research Fund 2023-24

    Aline Oliveira Universidade de Coimbra Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024 Amerindian Epistemologies: Indigenizing thought through Terena scientific production This project investigates the production of...

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    Marco Ramírez Colombier – Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024

    Marco Ramírez Colombier Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023 Migration, construction of place and territoriality from the Kukama perspective. A...

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    Elena Stübinger-Janas – Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024

    Elena Stübinger-Janas Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Amazonia Campus Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023 “Welcome to the Amazon!” – Effects of English in a...

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    Austin Howard – Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024

    Austin Howard Florida State University Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024 Exploring Inter-Ethnic Marriage Dynamics: A Study of Family Foundations and ‘ethnic’ entities in Iquitos,...

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    Luis Garcia Falcon – Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024

    Luis Garcia Falcon Florida International University Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024   Napo Gold Rush: Perceptions and Responses to Mining in the Ecuadorian Amazon...

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    Felix Uhl – Whitten Research Fund 2023-24

    Felix Uhl Philipp University Marburg Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024   Shaping Worlds through Music: Huni Kuin Music as the Making of Modernities and...

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    Lana Gabriela Guimarães Melo – Whitten Research Fund 2023-24

    Lana Gabriela Guimarães Melo Universidade Federal do Pará Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024   For a present past: archaeology as school content in indigenous...

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    Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2024 Guidelines

    Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023-2024 Application deadline: November 30, 2023 Extended until December 6, 2023 The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund supports pre-project travel grants for...

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    Carolina Rodriguez Alzza -Whitten Research Fund 2022

    Carolina Rodriguez Alzza Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023   Iskonawa verbal arts: language and performance in a context of language revitalization This project aims...

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    Alexandra Reichert -Whitten Research Fund 2022

    Alexandra Reichert Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023   Indigeneity and Interculturalidad: Generating Indigenous Knowledge Exchange to Improve Birth Care in Kichwa and Waorani Communities...

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    Alcineis Acate Peres -Whitten Research Fund 2022

    Alcineis Acate Peres Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023   Indigenous practices and knowledge in the Amazon triple frontier: The Kokama sociocultural expression at the...

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    Joan Gutiérrez Whitten Research Fund 2022

    Joan Gutiérrez Rodríguez Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023   Take care of the language to take care of life, the territory and leave it...

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    Meredith Cristina Castro Rios Whitten Research Fund 2022

    Meredith Cristina Castro Rios Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023   Between smiles and masato: an approach to the values of the Shawi people through...

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    Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2023 Guidelines

    Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023 Application deadline: November 30, 2022 The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund supports pre-project travel grants for master and doctoral students in...

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    Lorena França Reis e Silva Whitten Research Fund 2017

    Lorena França Reis e Silva Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2017   Diversidade de roça e práticas alimentares entre os Tukano: rede de circulação de práticas...

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    Victor Amante – Whitten Research Fund 2021

    Victor Amante Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2021   Illegal gold and mercury: the Yanomami people amidst the impacts of mining  The following project intends...

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    Sidney Castillo – Whitten Research Fund 2021

    Sidney Castillo Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2021   Becoming through plants: Ayahuasca rituals and ethical self-making among the indigenous peoples of northeastern Peru  My objective...

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    Rui Harayama – Whitten Research Fund 2021

    Rui Harayama Winner of the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2021   “Dor de cabeça forte”: Estratégias e usos de mediamentos controlados entre os Waiwai da terra indígena...

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