The CISSR Dissertation Completion Grant provides funding and office space for doctoral students in the final year of the dissertation. 


University of Chicago doctoral candidates in the Division of Social Sciences who plan to defend the dissertation in the coming academic year are eligible.


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. Fellows are asked to acknowledge CISSR support in all related publications and submit an end-of-year report.


The CISSR 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.


To apply for our 2021-2022 Dissertation Completion Grant complete the application here by February 26, 2021 at 11:59PM CT. Each applicant will need to provide the following for submission : 

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Dissertation Précis

*Due to COVID-19, University-sponsored international and domestic travel is restricted, and non-essential personal travel is discouraged. Read the travel page here for more information about the university's travel restrictions. CISSR will only fund authorized travel, subject to verification by a completed UChicago Travel Exception Form at least 8 weeks prior to the planned departure date.

Applicants are encouraged to learn more about CISSR and the CISSR Dissertation Completion Fellowship by contacting Alexis Puzon, or by phone at 773-702-7721.