CISSR SPOTLIGHT

 
 
  
 
 

Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Awards for Graduate Students


 
 

Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Awards for Graduate Students supports MA and PhD students conducting short-term research abroad. The grant provides students with resources that can be used to carry out fieldwork in support of MA theses, qualifying papers, pilot projects, and/or portions of their dissertation research. Students engaging in original data-collection efforts and traveling to access archives abroad are especially encouraged to apply.


ELIGIBILITY

All University of Chicago graduate students (MA or PhD) in the Division of the Social Sciences are eligible.


REQUIREMENTS

CISSR seeks to support graduate students' independent research on international, transnational, and global questions. Applicants can familiarize themselves with CISSR's mission and scope through our website and by attending our events.

Funds will be disbursed at the beginning of Summer Quarter 2019. Grantees must submit a budget report with itemized expenses and all original receipts along with a report of field research activities within 30 days of return from the field. 


SUPPORT

CISSR will provide graduate students with up to $5,000 for fieldwork expenses.


APPLICATIONS

To access the application form click here.  Please note that all applications require:

  1. An application form (below) with project 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 their work and can speak to the feasibility and promise of the proposed project)
  2. A CV
  3. A 2-3-page project proposal outlining the research question(s), research design, importance of the trip to the project, likely field sites and data sources, and student qualifications to undertake the trip (i.e. language competence, contacts in the field, etc.)
  4. An itemized budget with estimates for travel, living, and research expenses

Applicants are encouraged to learn more about CISSR and the Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Awards for Graduate Students by contacting Teresa Rodriguez via email at teresar@uchicago.edu or by phone at (773) 702-7721.


Applications Due
February 25, 2019 


 
 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
 
  
 
 

TUESDAY, Feb. 5

The Stevanovich Institute

Religion, Identity, and the Construction of Faith

Reza Aslan, Daniel Dennett, and William Schweiker

5:30pm, Logan Center

915 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6

Council on Advanced Studies

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop

Michael David-Fox, Georgetown University

5:00pm, John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

1129 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

Eyes on Mexico: Journalists Under Fire

Mago Torres

6:30pm, School of Social Service Administration

969 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

The Oriental Institute

Troy and Gordion: The Historiography of Excavation at Two Legendary Site in Anatolia

Brian Rose

7:00pm, Social Science Research, Room 122

1126 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

THURSDAY, Feb. 7

The Oriental Institute

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: The Monuments of Tell Tayinat

James Osborn

12:15pm, The Oriental Institute

1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

The Pearson Institute

Lunch and Learn

Joel Braunold

12:45pm, Harris School of Public Policy, Room 2112

1155 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

Southern Asia at Chicago

Manifest Anxiety: Managing Religious Conversion in Early 20th Century British Malaya

Hanisah Binta Abdullah Saini

5:00pm, Foster 103

1130 E 59th St.,  Chicago, IL


 
 

Seminary Co-Op

“Tribalism” 

Stevan Hobfall

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

FRIDAY, Feb. 8

Center for Advanced Studies

Malebranche, Fashion and the Providential Economy of the Enlightenment

Katharine Hamerton, Columbia College

4:00pm, John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

1129 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

The Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Department of Political Science

Minding the Gap(s): Addressing Inequality in Political Science

Kelly Milita, Diane Pinderhughes, Amy Erica Smith

1:30pm, Rosenwald Hall, Room 011

1101 E 58th St., Chicago, IL


 
 
  
 
 

MONDAY, Feb. 11

The Center for Latin American Studies

Partisans, Antipartisans, and Nonpartisans: Voting Behavior in Brazil

David Samuels, University of Minnesota

12:00pm, Stevanovich Institute

5737 S University Ave., Chicago, IL

Light Lunch Served


 
 

Divinity School

Love in the Time of Scholarship: Religious Intellectuals in Early Modern India

Anand Venkatkrishan, Harvard University

4:30pm, Swift Common Room

1025 E 58th St.,  Chicago, IL


 
 

Seminary Co-Op

Radicalized Loyalties

Fabien Truong

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave.,  Chicago, IL


 
 

TUESDAY, Feb. 12

Katz Center for Mexican Studies

Disentangling AMLO’s Economic Project

Fausto Hernández Trillo, Tecnológico de Monterrey

12:30pm, John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

1129 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

The Neubauer Collegium

The Fate of Democracy: Renewal or Decay?

David Runciman, Cambridge University

5:00pm, The Neubauer Collegium

5701 S Woodlawn Ave.,  Chicago, IL


 
 

African Studies Workshop

‘Hamaji’ and Terrorism: Boko Haram and Deep Histories of Frontier Violence in Central Africa

Scott MacEahearn, Bowdoin College

5:30pm, Wilder House

5811 S Kenwood Ave.,  Chicago, IL


 
 

Seminary Co-Op

"The Caesar of Paris"

Susan Jaques

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13

Institute of Politics

News and Views: The State of International Trade

Gabrielle Marceau

5:30pm, Institute of Politics

5707 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL

RSVP Required, Lunch Provided


 
 

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

An Evening with Alan Pelaez

Alan Pelaez Lopez

5:00pm, Center for Gender/Race Studies, Room 105

5733 S University Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

Pozen Family Center for Human Rights

Eyes on Mexico: The Disappeared Students of Ayotzinapa

Santiago Aguirre

6:30pm, School of Social Service Administration

969 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

THURSDAY, Feb. 14

Seminary Co-Op, 3CT, CISSR

“Worldmaking After Empire"

Adom Getachew

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

MONDAY, Feb. 18

The Stevanovich Institute

The Production of Knowledge: The Soviet Case

William Nickell

12:00pm, The Stevanovich Institute

5737 S University Ave., Chicago, IL

Lunch provided with RSVP


 
 

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

How to See One Man’s Body: An Experiment in Historical Perception

Jennifer Wild

4:30pm, Center for Gender/Race Studies, Room 105

5733 S University Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 
 
 

AROUND TOWN & DOWN THE ROAD

 
 
 


SAVE THE DATE


 
 

Feb. 6

 

The Newberry

Story or History? “The Conquest of the Molucca Islands” by Bartolome Leonardo de Argensola

Carmen Hsu

4:00pm, The Newberry Towner Fellows’ Lounge

60 W Walton St., Chicago, IL


 
 

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ransom: Payment Versus Principle

Joel Simon

5:30pm, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

130 E Randolph St., Chicago, IL


 
 

Feb. 8

 

Block Museum of Art

Berlin, Babylon

Film Screening

7:00pm, Block Museum of Art

40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL


 
 

Feb. 12

 

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The New Rules of War

Sean McFate

5:30pm,  Chicago Council on Global Affairs

130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL


 
 

Feb. 15

 

Buffett Institute

Research and Advocacy at the Intersection of Health and Human Rights 

Brian Citro

12:00pm, Rebecca Crown Center

633 Clark St., Evanston, IL


 
 

Feb. 19

 

The Center for Latin American Studies

Book Event: Concepción Arenal, la caminante y su sombra

Anna Caballé, Tabea Linhard, and Mauricio Tenorio

12:30pm, John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

1129 E 59th St., Chicago, IL

Presented in Spanish


 
 
 
 

NEWS & RESEARCH ROUNDUP

 
 
 
 

CISSR Dissertation Support Grant
Funding Available

CISSR seeks to support doctoral research on international, transnational, and global questions by providing graduate fellows with $5,000 in stipend along with shared office space in Pick Hall. 

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.

 
 
 
Learn More Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Healthy Futures in Malawi’s HIV Epidemic


CISSR Director Jenny Trinitapoli and co-authors published an open-access overview of their six-year longitudinal study of young adults navigating Malawi’s AIDS epidemic. Read more here...


 
 
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Lessing on Brazilian Prison Gang Attacks


In response to the recent outbreak of prison gang terror attacks in Brazil, UChicago faculty and CISSR faculty fellow, Benjamin Lessing, recently contributed an op-ed to the The Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage. Lessing outlines causes for the rise in these types of attacks and potential responses the Brazilian government can take. Read more here...


 
 
 
 
 
 

Michael Albertus Discusses the Role of the Military in 

Venezuela’s Democratization 


Michael Albertus, UChicago faculty and CISSR faculty fellow, recently took to The New York Times to discuss the historic and contemporary role of Venezuela’s military in the nation’s democratization, particularly in light of the recent political upset that occurred last month. Read more here…


 
 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


 
 
 
2018 Annual CISSR Conference - Panel 3
 
 
 

Replication and Transparency in Social Science: Journal Editors' Panel


 
 

This panel, presented as part of the CISSR’s 2018 annual conference, is comprised of editors from leading academic journals in the Social Sciences discussing ways that their journals are working to address issues of transparency and replication in research. Presenters include Elisabeth Clemens (American Journal of Sociology), Dolores Albarracin (Psychological Bulletin), Paul Huth (Journal of Conflict Resolution), Jean Richler (Nature Climate Change & Nature Research), and Jan Leighley (American Journal of Political Science & The Journal of Politics).


 
 
  
 
  
 
 
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