Call for Faculty Fellowship Proposals 


The Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR) invites University of Chicago faculty to submit proposals to join our cohort of Research Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. Through our Faculty Fellows program, CISSR funds individual and collaborative international, transnational and global projects that address contemporary and historical questions. Projects should be theoretically informed and empirically grounded and should stand to benefit from critical dialogue across disciplinary, methodological, and geographic boundaries.


University of Chicago faculty in any discipline or unit are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to projects led by faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences.


Submit applications via no later than 11:59 pm CST on December 3, 2018.

Financial Support

CISSR provides up to $25,000 for faculty research projects at any stage of development. Funds may be used for a wide range of research-related activities, including field and archival research, purchasing data, research assistance, or organizing a conference to plan and publish a special issue or edited volume.

For help with the application process, please contact Teresa Rodriguez, Center Supervisor, at

(773) 702-7721 or

Application Deadline

December 3, 2018




TUESDAY, Nov. 13

The Committee on African Studies

Mapping Identities: Stories of a Madagascar Homeland

Wendy Wilson-Fall (Lafayette College)

5:30pm, Franke Institue for Humanities

1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL


SUNDAY, Nov. 18

The Seminary Co-op

Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures"

Yvan Alagbé

3:00pm, Seminary Co-op Bookstore

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL




Mobilization Through Improvisation

6:00pm, Gray Center Lab, Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL


MONDAY, Nov. 19


Covert Action in World Politics

Austin Carson and Rory Cormac

4:00pm, Reynolds Club South Lounge

5706 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL


FRIDAY, Nov. 16


Empires and Atlantics

Krishan Kumar (University of Virginia)

12:00pm, CISSR, Room 105

Refreshments  will be provided

5828 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL


Katz Center for Mexican Studies

Mexico’s New Economic Prospects

Graciela Márquez Colín

5:00pm, Social Science Research, Room 122 

1126 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL






Nov. 16

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Colombia Amid Change: Challenges and Opportunities

David Stasavage (New York University)

8:30am, 180 N Stetson Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL


Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Political Authority After Civil War: The Peacebuilder's Dilemma

Scott Strauss (UW-Madison)

12:00pm, Kresge Hall, #2351

1880 Campus Dr., Evanston, IL, 60208


Nov. 27

Pearson Institute

Welcoming the Refugees: Lessons of the European Crisis from a French Perspective

Pascal Brice (OFPRA)

6:30pm, Harris School, Room 142

1155 E. 60th St. Chicago, IL 


 Nov. 29


Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Textual and Visual Landscapes of Decolonization across (Portuguese) India and Southern Africa

David Stasavage (New York University)

8:30am, 180 N Stetson Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL


Nov. 30

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Supporting Reasoning About Uncertainty with Data Visualization

Jessica Hullman (Northwestern University)

10:30 am, Neubauer Collegium

5701 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL


Dec 7-8


Multidimensional Scaling and Ideal Point Estimation

Adam Kotsko, Anna Kornbluh

1 pm, Pick 105

5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL





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