Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund

The Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund

Whitten Research FundThe Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 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. 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.

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, ethno-aesthetics, gender, ethnic identities, 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)

Past recipients

2020 – 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 – 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 – Helen Palma Pinedo and Michael Southwood

2017 – Lorena Franca Reis e Silva ($2,280)

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