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 2022-23 Dissertation Completion Grant complete the application here by March 30, 2022


Each applicant will need to provide the following for submission: 


  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Dissertation Précis


Applicants with questions can contact Alexis Puzon,

CISSR hosted an Information Session on the 2022-23 Dissertation Completion Grants and 2022-23 Rudolph Field Research Awards on February 11th 2022. Members of the CISSR board and Professors Jenny Trinitapoli, Steve Pincus, Paul Poast, and Paul Cheney, highlighted the importance of communicating the need for one’s research and emphasizing how it progresses CISSR’s mission of supporting global or transnational research across the social sciences. Watch on youtube here