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. 


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. 


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.


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


All applications require:

  1. 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)
  2. A CV
  3. 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 or by phone at (773) 834-3852.

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