CFA: CISSR Dissertation Support Grant

The CISSR Dissertation Support Grant provides funding and office space for doctoral students who have completed most of their fieldwork and are at the write-up stage of their dissertation.


University of Chicago doctoral students in the Division of the Social Sciences who have defended their dissertation proposal and collected most of their data/empirical evidence may apply.


CISSR seeks to support doctoral research on international, transnational, and global questions.


Graduate fellows are expected to engage with others at CISSR and contribute to intellectual life of the Center. All fellows are required to submit a report on the use of CISSR funds by July 1, 2020 and acknowledge CISSR support in all related publications.


CISSR will provide graduate fellows with $5,000 in stipend along with shared office space in Pick Hall.


Applications for 2019-20 Dissertation Support Grants are due April 5, 2019 at 11:59pm CST.


All applications require:

  1. Application forms are available on the University of Chicago’s funding  portal. Click here to complete an application form. You will need to submit contact information for a faculty sponsor as part of the application process  (no letter of recommendation is required, but students must identify a member of the faculty who is familiar with the work and can speak to the feasibility and promise of the proposed project)
  2. A CV
  3. A dissertation precis outlining the dissertation’s arguments, methods, and chapters (1,500-word maximum, bibliographies are excluded from word count)

Applicants are encouraged to learn more about CISSR and the Dissertation Support Grant by contacting Teresa Rodriguez via email at or by phone at (773) 702-7721.


Applications Due
April 5, 2019