The Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Award for Graduate Students supports MA and PhD students answering global, international, and transnational questions in the social sciences. The award 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 archival materials are especially encouraged to apply. Other allowable expenses includes purchasing datasets, specialized software licenses, archival access subscriptions, books & primary documents, compensation for field research assistants, and translation or transcription services.

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

Applications are due by April 2, 2021.

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 bi-weekly digest. A list of previous field-grant awardees and their projects can be found here.

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