The Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Award for Graduate Students¬†supports MA and PhD students conducting global, international, and/or transnational research in any branch of 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 include purchasing datasets, specialized software licenses, archival access subscriptions, books & primary documents, compensation for field research assistants, and translation or transcription services. Applicants can familiarize themselves with CISSR’s mission and scope through our website and bi-weekly digest. Varied in discipline, geographic focus, and methodological approach, the characteristic trait of Rudolph-funded projects is the combination of empirical rigor and theoretical relevance.


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


March 31, 2024

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