CISSR Dissertation Fellowships

The Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR) is currently accepting applications for their Dissertation Fellowships, which are open to all advanced PhD students in the Division of the Social Sciences, and for Graduate Student Travel Grants, open to all Masters students in the Division of the Social Sciences. The details for the fellowship and the grant can be found at cissr.uchicago.edu.

 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

 

The CISSR Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship supports doctoral students who have completed most of their fieldwork and are at the write-up stage of their dissertation.

 

ELIGIBILITY

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.

 

REQUIREMENTS

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

Doctoral 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, 2019 and acknowledge CISSR support in all related publications.

 

SUPPORT

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

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications for 2018-19 Dissertation Fellowships are due February 1, 2018. All applications require:

  • A completed application form (below) with dissertation title and contact information of a faculty sponsor (no letter of recommendation is required, but students must identify a faculty sponsor who is familiar with the work and can speak to the feasibility and promise of the proposed project)
  • A CV
  • A 2-3-page dissertation precis outlining the dissertation’s arguments, methods, and chapters

 

Applicants are encouraged to learn more about CISSR and the Doctoral Dissertation Fellows program by contacting Manuel Viedma, CISSR Associate Director, via email at mviedma@uchicago.edu or by phone at (773) 834-3852.

 


GRADUATE FIELD RESEARCH GRANT

 

CISSR's Graduate Field Research Grant supports MA and PhD students conducting short-term research abroad. The grant provides students with resources that can be used to carry out fieldwork in support of MA theses, qualifying papers, pilot projects, and/or portions of their dissertation research. Students engaging in original data-collection efforts and traveling to access archives abroad are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants can familiarize themselves with CISSR's mission and scope through our website and by attending our events.

 

ELIGIBILITY

All University of Chicago graduate students (MA or PhD) in the Division of the Social Sciences are eligible.

 

REQUIREMENTS

CISSR seeks to support graduate students' independent research on international, transnational, and global questions.

Funds will be disbursed at the beginning of Summer Quarter 2018. Grantees must submit a budget report with itemized expenses and all original recieipts along with a report of field research activities within 30 days of return from the field.

 

SUPPORT

CISSR will provide graduate students with up to $5,000 for fieldwork expenses.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications for 2018 Field Research Grants are due February 1, 2018. All applications require:

  • An application form (below) with project title and contact information of a faculty sponsor (no letter of recommendation is required, but students must identify a faculty sponsor who is familiar with their work and can speak to the feasibility and promise of the proposed project)
  • A CV
  • A 2-3-page project proposal outlining the research question(s), research design, importance of the trip to the project, likely field sites and data sources, and student qualifications to undertake the trip (i.e. language competence, contacts in the field, etc.)
  • An itemized budget with estimates for travel, living, and research expenses

 

Applicants are encouraged to learn more about CISSR and the Graduate Student Field Research Grants by contacting Manuel Viedma, CISSR Associate Director, via email at mviedma@uchicago.edu or by phone at (773) 834-3852.