In May 2017 four Short-Term Travel Fellowships were awarded to individuals studying at universities in the United States, Canada and China. In addition, two University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Fellowships were awarded to UIC scholars.

The Short-Term Fellowship gives individual researchers, teachers and writers of any nationality who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area the opportunity to travel to UIC to conduct research. The UIC Graduate Student Fellowship is open to students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program in any discipline at UIC.

Congratulations to the 2017 fellows!

UIC Library short term fellowship awardees

Richard D. Benson II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Education Department
Spelman College
City of Wind, City of Fire: Education and Activism in Chicago 1966 – 1975

Maria Daxenbichler, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History
University of Buffalo
Women’s Movements for Reproductive Health in the Early Twentieth Century

Priscilla Roberts, Faculty of Business
City University of Macau
The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and the Making of U.S. International Policies since 1922

Ian Rocksborough-Smith, Instructor, History
Corpus Christi and St. Marks College at the University of British Columbia
The Ambiguities of Catholic Inter-racialism in 1950s Chicago: Friendship House and the Catholic Interracial Council

UIC Library graduate student fellowship awardees

Meghan Daniel, Ph.D. student, Sociology
Margins to Center:  A Decade of Reproductive Justice Organizing

Marla McMackin, Ph.D. student, History
Migrant Daughters: Hull House and Gendered Social Services in Late Twentieth Century Chicago

Interested in applying?

The application cycle for the 2018 UIC Library Fellowship program begins in November 2017. Further details will be forthcoming on

Thank you!

The UIC Graduate Student and Short-Term Travel Fellowships are generously funded by the Richard J. Daley Collection Committee.