Thanks to support from the SSD Summer Research Grant, I was able to conduct historical research for my dissertation at the somewhat unusual site where Argentina’s nuclear energy program began. Bariloche is perhaps better known as a ski resort town with postcard views of a massive alpine lake than as a center of scientific innovation. Yet that lake – specifically one island within it – is the key to Bariloche’s outsized historical role in science and technology, despite nearly 1,000 miles of distance from Buenos Aires.
The University of Chicago has once again topped the list of winners for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship. These prestigious, highly competitive grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, support up to 12 months of travel and research by young scholars. Of the University’s seven winners this year, five come from the Division of Social Sciences.