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Dissertation Development Workshop [Social Science Matrix]

November 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

See organizers’ website for details. Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley’s flagship institute for cross-disciplinary social science research, is pleased to offer a Dissertation Proposal Development Workshop, led by Interim Director Michael Watts, Emeritus “Class of 1963” Professor of Geography and Development Studies at UC Berkeley. The workshop will be held on November 20, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5 PM PDT.

This interdisciplinary workshop aims to help graduate students from departments within the social science division to formulate realistic and rigorous dissertation proposals that are mindful of how their work pertains to a broader interdisciplinary field. During this half-day workshop, students will be introduced to funding opportunities, as well as how to conceptualize a dissertation topic and frame it to be competitive for both inter- and extramural fellowship support. We will workshop one of more proposals, depending on time, as a way of highlighting what makes for a robust and compelling application for research funding.

The workshop is open only to post-MA students who are ideally in the process of working on a dissertation proposal or who are intending to meet upcoming funding deadlines (from the Social Science Research Council, the NSF, and other research foundations and organizations). Participation is limited; applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact Jessica Stewart, Associate Director, at jsart@berkeley.edu with any questions. If you have a research proposal that you are prepared to circulate and share for purposes of discussion, please indicate this below.


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