Our Programs

Institutional Grants

The Foundation’s Institutional Grants program supports efforts to improve the lives of Latin Americans through functional governance systems, access to quality education, and well-managed resources.


Field Research Grants

The Tinker Foundation’s Field Research Grants Program is designed to provide budding scholars with a first-hand experience of their region of study, regardless of academic discipline.


Tinker Visiting Professors

Each year, distinguished scholars and practitioners from Latin America serve as Tinker Visiting Professors in five major universities in the United States.


TinkerMuse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica

The $100,000 prize (awarded between 2008 and 2018) recognized mid-career individuals who demonstrated excellence in Antarctic science or policy and showed distinct potential for significant contributions to our understanding of the impact of changes in climate on the continent.