The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge offers two-year research grants to faculty at the University of Chicago who are interested in pursuing research connected to the current research theme and collaborating with resident graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other faculty in investigating approaches, methodologies, and outcomes of this agenda. The grant is for $30,000 total.

Upon the opening of the SIFK Building (expected 2017), office space will be provided for faculty research fellows. The space should be actively utilized and fellows are expected to participate in the life of the Institute, such as attending its conferences, discussions, workshops, social hours, and other activities taking place. 

Faculty receiving research grants would be asked to take up a minimal number of responsibilities, namely:

  • dedicate one quarter over two years for co-teaching the SIFK core graduate seminars (KNOW 401, 402, 403) or teaching the SIFK advanced undergraduate seminars
  • use their private office or group research room at SIFK and participate in the social and intellectual life of the institute
  • submit an article based on their research at SIFK to Know:  The Journal of the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

The application cycle is currently closed until the announcement of the next two-year research theme. You may sign up for our mailing list to be notified of when it is back open. Please send any questions to