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 January 28, 2023 and close on March 31, 2023


Each applicant will need to provide the following for submission: 

  • CV
  • Cover Letter (maximum of 500 words)
  • Dissertation Précis (maximum of 2500 words)


Applicants with questions can contact Alexis Puzon,