Dissertation Completion Grants

CISSR Dissertation Completion Grant

The CISSR Dissertation Completion Grant provides funding and office space for doctoral students in the final year of the dissertation. CISSR supports doctoral research on international, transnational, and global questions. Dissertation fellows are expected to engage with others at CISSR and contribute to intellectual life of the Center. Fellows are asked to acknowledge CISSR support in all related publications and submit an end-of-year report.

  • Eligibility: University of Chicago doctoral candidates in the Division of Social Sciences who plan to defend the dissertation in the coming academic year are eligible.
  • Support: the award is a residential fellowship, in which fellows are provided shared office space in Pick Hall 102 and a $5,000 research allowance that can be used for travel, computing, books, or conference costs.

The application portal will open February 6, 2024 and close on March 31, 2024


  1. Candidate’s CV
  2. Cover Letter (maximum of 1000 words)
  3. Dissertation Précis (maximum 2000 words)


Apply for the CISSR Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline to submit applications: March 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM (CT)


For questions, please contact CISSR at cissr@uchicago.edu.