Committee on Geographical Sciences

Call for Proposals for SSRC Seed Grant Applications

The Social Sciences Research Center offers one- to two-year seed grants to faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences intended to support early or novel stage research, with a special focus on research projects that exceed the boundaries of any one discipline. Priority will be given to projects expected to be highly competitive for funding once scaled. Proposals from junior faculty and for multi-investigator projects are encouraged. Projects may start as soon as March 1, 2019.



Service in Memory of Marvin W. Mikesell (1929 – 2017) Oct. 20 at Bond Chapel

Marvin W. Mikesell, Professor of Geography at the University of Chicago, died on April 26, 2017.  He was 88, having taught the first five weeks of his Spring Quarter seminar on the human geography of the Middle East.  He joined the University in 1958, and was one of the longest-serving faculty members at his death.