NEW IN 2022

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The Dissertation Award offered by the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge is a new annual competition for the top doctoral dissertation addressing topics related to social and historical influences shaping the formation of knowledge and which most effectively crosses and bridges disciplinary and divisional boundaries in its research, argument, and conclusions. Submitted dissertations may address any topic that has implications for the formation of knowledge, interrogates traditional ways of knowing and transcends the normative boundaries of a discipline.

The competition is open to any doctoral student in any department or division at the University of Chicago earning their PhD at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Dissertations will be judged by a panel of Institute faculty. The first-place winner will receive an award of $2000.

Apply here!

Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2022



View previous winners here!