Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

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The 2017-18 Einaudi-SSRC awardees at the end of their workshop at Highland Lodge in Trumansburg, NY. Photo by Andi Kao.

The Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. 


Second- and third-year graduate students in all humanities and social science disciplines who are enrolled full-time in PhD programs are eligible. Applicants are expected to have completed all or most of their required coursework and be ready to begin planning for dissertation research. First-year graduate students who have completed master’s degrees and fourth-year students who have not yet undertaken dissertation research may be eligible. 


Up to $5,000 for summer research. Workshop and seminar costs are also covered.


November 15, 2018

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Program details

Participants will attend seminars and mentoring sessions at Cornell, as well as intensive workshops at Cornell on May 14-17, 2018, and on September 4-7, 2018. They will also receive up to $5,000 for summer research. 

The Einaudi Center coordinates the program in collaboration with the Graduate School; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Architecture, Art and Planning; Faculty of Computing and Information Science; Institute for the Social Sciences; Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future; Center for the Study of Inequality; and Society for the Humanities. 

The Einaudi-SSRC DPD Program is part of the University Initiative of the Social Science Research Council, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.