Emerging leaders—graduate student support

Graduate students are the lifeblood of a research university: they generate new ideas, challenge orthodoxy, and work side by side with faculty in the pursuit of new ideas. As higher education evolves and graduate students’ needs change, so must a research institution be prepared to adapt.

The division strives to transform the graduate experience to produce sophisticated, well-rounded, and competitive thought leaders prepared for the increasing complexity of today’s academic and nonacademic marketplaces while maintaining the intellectual intensity that distinguishes the University of Chicago. The Division of the Social Sciences invests to broaden its students’ understanding of their opportunities, expand their range of professional options, improve their professional training, stabilize their financial circumstances, and reduce their time to degree.

Your support ensures that this initiative will flourish, enabling the division to cultivate a cohort of graduate students well prepared to train the leaders of tomorrow.