Dissertation Research Travel Grants

Dissertation Research Travel Grants

Dissertation Research Travel Grants 2018-2019
Application deadline: April 27, 2018

The Humanities Division provides limited funding for students who plan to travel to conduct dissertation research. A student may only receive a Dissertation Research Travel Grant once in his or her graduate career and the grants are not renewable. The funding for these grants comes from three accounts, including the Arnaldo Momigliano Dissertation Research Travel Award fund and the Biamonte Fellowship fund.

Funding from these grants is extremely limited. Students should first apply for travel grants from departments and centers (e.g., Nicholson, France Chicago, CEAS, COSAS) before requesting these funds.

Applicants will be awarded funds based on their specific travel and financial needs, the quality and feasibility of their projects, in addition to other academic qualifications. 

If a student's research needs can be met in Regenstein Library, funding from these grants will not be possible. Additionally, these grants are not intended for pre-dissertation survey trips. 

Students who have previously done research at the location for which they are applying must explain why a return trip is necessary to complete their research, and they must ask their recommender to comment on their explanation. Other eligibility requirements:

1. Admission to candidacy before disbursement of the award.
2. Begin research at location no earlier than the start of Summer Quarter 2017.
3. Complete research at location no later than end of Spring Quarter 2018.

All materials should be emailed to humdos@uchicago.edu no later than Friday April 27. Announcements of the winners will be made in early June 2018. Each application must include:

1. A completed application form which includes a statement, itinerary, and budget.
2. One letter of recommendation which should be from the chair of the student's dissertation committee.
3. If the student will be consulting either individuals or archives that have limited access, the student must also provide confirmation that these resources will be available to her or him.
4. A curriculum vitae (CV).
5. Transcripts will provided by the Dean of Students office.

The selection committee reserves the right not to consider dossiers which do not comply with these requirements. Questions may be directed to humdos@uchicago.edu.

 

Ryerson Fellowship in Archeology Travel/Conference Grant
Application Deadline: March 26, 2018

The Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship is awarded annually by the Ryerson Fellowship Committee to graduate students who are studying Greek and Roman art and archaeology.  Students may apply for travel/conference grants, pre-dissertation grants, or dissertation year completion fellowships.  In the absence of qualified candidates who are studying Greek and Roman art and archaeology, fellowship funds will be available to graduate students who are studying Near Eastern art and archaeology.

Applications for a Ryerson travel or conference grant should include:
1) an application form
2) a clear and concise statement of purpose
3) a budget specifying the expected cost of transportation and housing
4) a letter of support from the student's advisor (or a professor well-acquainted with the student's work and the proposed plan of research)

Proposals and faculty recommendation letters should be addressed to the Ryerson Fellowship Selection Committee.  The Office of the Dean of Students will add a current transcript to the application.

All application materials should be submitted electronically via email to humdos@uchicago.edu.

Award decisions are typically announced in early May.  At the completion of the fellowship, students are required to submit a short report to the Committee.

Contact Us

Office of the Dean of Students
humdos@uchicago.edu
773.702.1552