CISSR invites University of Chicago faculty to submit applications to stage a book workshop to advance an in-progress manuscript. Book workshops provide faculty an opportunity to improve their manuscripts through an intensive day-long workshop in which colleagues, editors, and other key readers gather to provide critical input and suggestions. CISSR is also interested in having a workshop guest deliver a public lecture during their visit. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Decisions are usually made within a month of submission. CISSR typically funds 3-4 book workshops per year and is currently considering applications for workshops in the 2017-18 academic year and beyond. 


All University of Chicago faculty are eligible, provided their book manuscripts 1) focus on international, transnational, or global issues and 2) use social scientific methods. The CISSR Faculty Board evaluates proposals based on fit with CISSR priorities, the potential impact of the manuscript, and scheduling considerations. Priority is given to tenure-track, junior faculty members who are active in the CISSR community. 


CISSR will provide up to $7,500 for the book workshop. Funding covers the costs of a day-long workshop with up to four guest discussants. CISSR will offer logistical support to arrange travel and accommodations. Applicants are encouraged to invite press editors in addition to external faculty.


All applications should include:

  1. Application form
  2. 5-page manuscript proposal
  3. Comprehensive budget that includes travel, entertainment, catering, and printing costs

For more information about CISSR and the book workshops, please contact CISSR Associate Director, Manuel Viedma (, 773-834-3852).

Applications may be submitted through the form below. 

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