This award for University of Chicago graduate students engaged in dissertation research related to China (i.e., students who are ABD after passing qualifying exams and defending their dissertation proposal) is up to $5,000 and supports dissertation research in Chinese studies.
Typically, funds are used to finance summer research in the target country but can also be utilized throughout the academic year. Applications proposing research including U.S. domestic travel will also be considered. The grant funds are intended to enable University of Chicago graduate students to conduct additional field research (for example, visit key archives and collections; meet with scholars, practitioners, and advisers to conduct interviews, ethnographies, and/or surveys in Asia).
CEAS will consider applications from students who have previously received a CEAS Dissertation Research Grant on a case-by-case basis.
Allowable expenses include economy airfare, local travel, accommodations, meals and up to $500 for research materials.