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Kathy Lorenz (CLJ ‘17), Erin O'Callaghan, and Veronica Shepp received the Institutional Courage Research Grant from the Center for Institutional Courage worth $4,000 to support their project titled “Supporting Survivors in the Workplace: A Qualitative Exploration of Workplace Response to Sexual Assault Disclosure.” Congratulations! 

Check out The Oxford Encyclopedia of International Criminology, co-edited in chief by Edna Erez and Peter Ibarra! The encyclopedia includes state of the art essays offering critical reviews of scholarship on crime, victimization, and the social and legal responses both receive; historical, social, cultural, legal, and interpretive processes underlying crime and justice; problems of equity and social transformation that increasingly drive debate and discussions of policy, international law, and political activism.

Website and Bulletin Board Updates

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"Dissertation Problem Solver" Packages


The Committee for Social Science Research is able to support up to 12 Dissertation Problem Solver packages for PhD students in the 2021-2022 academic year. These sessions are with Dr. Leanne Powner, an academic and dissertation coach. The sessions are intended for students who are facing clear, concrete challenges with their dissertation. The sessions consist of either 3 1-hr consultations, or 2 consultations and a brief document review. Scheduling is at mutual convenience. 


To be considered for this opportunity, please send a short statement to with the subject heading Dissertation Problem Solver Package. The statement should list the dissertation topic, and must contain details about the specific challenges that the student is facing with their dissertation. There is no need for a statement of support from the student's dissertation chair, but please put the chair in cc so that they are aware their student is being considered for this opportunity. 


There is no set deadline for receiving these statements. They will be considered as submissions arrive, with a goal of making a funding decision within 2-3 weeks of each submission. The applications will be discussed with Dr. Powner to ensure that her (broad) skills and tools would be appropriate for the situation that the student is facing.

Flu Shots


Free flu shots for UIC employees and retirees will be offered on campus Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. State employees and retirees enrolled in the Quality Care Health Plan or state-sponsored managed care insurance plans are eligible. Employees must present their health insurance card, i-card, and green pass from UIC Healthcheck. Retirees and survivors must present state-sponsored health insurance card and state ID or driver’s license, as well as confirm that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and have not had a recent positive COVID-19 test. 


9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Cardinal Room 329, Student Center East

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Thompson Rooms, Student Center West

As UIC’s GEO continues contract negotiations with the university, attending bargaining this Fall is the most important thing people in CLJ can do. Haven’t signed a union card yet? Do so at! You can also follow and for updates.

CLJ Student Society

CLJSS is hosting a campus clean-up at the quad on Saturday, October 9 from 12-1:30 pm. They are also planning a talk show with the Illinois Prison Project and an alumni panel for sometime in October. Check out and to stay in the loop!

Upcoming Events


Design your Career Series
Tuesday, October 5 at 11:00 am - Tuesday, October 19 at 12:00 pm 

The Design your Career Series will help you explore majors and ideas to design your career path. In this series, you will participate in self-discovery activities, mind-mapping, and explore career planning tools focusing on your goals, interests, personality, skills and values.

You will participate in engaging activities and apply “life design” techniques to answer questions like: “What should I do with my life?,” “What career is right for me?,” and “What am I passionate about?”


Virtual Town Hall for Faculty and Staff
Wednesday, October 6 from 1-2:30 pm

University leadership will provide updates and answer questions about UIC’s fall 2021 COVID-19 response. The Virtual Town Hall will take place via live webinar. Instructions for joining the webinar will be sent on Wednesday morning, Oct. 6. Please submit questions here in advance. In addition to answering questions submitted in advance, panelists will also respond to questions submitted during the town hall, as time allows. Live transcription services will be provided by a certified Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioner and available via Closed Caption.

CLJ Job Market Panel
Friday, October 15 at 12 pm

An exciting panel about the ins and outs of the job market: applications, campus visits, pandemic changes, and more. Stay tuned for more updates!



ACJS Doctoral Summit
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences would like to invite 40 advanced doctoral students from accredited Ph.D. programs to participate in the ACJS Doctoral Summit during the 2022 annual meeting. The conference will be held March 15th - March 19th in Las Vegas, NV. Please note that it is not required that graduate program directors nominate candidates for the scholarship. There is no limit on the number of students who apply from each program, although typically only one student per program will be awarded the scholarship. | Deadline: October 15, 2021

Graduate Student and Early Career Workshop

The Law and Society Association (LSA) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop. The two-part workshop will convene first in late June, then on July 12 immediately preceding the Global Meeting on Law & Society in Lisbon, Portugal. | Deadline: November 17, 2021


Perspectives on Carcerality, Surveillance, Policing, and Abolition

We are very excited to announce and share the CFP for the 2022 DePaul Philosophy Graduate Conference: Perspectives on Carcerality, Surveillance, Policing, and Abolition. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute conference presentations from a broad range of academic approaches (in philosophy and beyond) and practical perspectives (from art to activism) to establish intersectional, inclusive, and interdisciplinary dialogues. The conference is scheduled to take place on February 18 and 19, 2022. Any follow up questions about the event can be directed to Flyer: | Deadline: November 28

Job Postings


University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Sociology Department at UNLV is hiring in crime, law, and/or social control; and in social inequalities, such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and their interactions.  |


University of Texas at San Antonio
The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning Fall 2022. Those with research agendas in the areas of criminal justice policy, policing, juvenile justice, or gun violence that that have applications for both the health of populations and the well-being of communities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with expertise in teaching GIS-related courses are also encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins October 15th, 2021 and will continue, with full consideration until the position is filled. 


University of Alabama
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama is hiring for one or more positions at the Assistant/Associate level. 

New Mexico State University
The Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position and a college-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2022. 

Funding Opportunities

  1. D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies-Graduate Research Assistant
    The Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies seeks a graduate student to assist with archival research as part of its current “Collaborating with Tribal Communities to Enable Access to Indigenous Collections” grant project. The incumbent will help to identify collection materials relevant to tribal partners collaborating in the grant, assist with increasing searchability of Newberry collections by Indigenous researchers, and help ensure that Indigenous collection materials are respectfully represented in the collection. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to Applications sent without both items will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until this position is filled, with priority given to those first received.

  2. Graduate College: Award for Graduate Research (AGR)
    With competitions in the fall and spring, the AGR is designed to allow students to take advantage of unique opportunities to further their research, and to aid progress toward their degrees. The Graduate College currently delineates three spending categories: research travel, summer research stipend, and materials/supplies. | Deadline: October 11

  3. Graduate College: Provost's Graduate Research Award (PGRA) supports multidisciplinary scholarship to allow students early in their studies to develop research directions for their PhD dissertations or terminal degree thesis/capstone project. The goal is that the PGRA will act as seed money to help students to secure external funding. | Deadline: October 15 

  4. United States Institute of Peace - Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace - Dissertation Scholarships. USIP's Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies. USIP funds up to 18 Peace Scholars for a 10-month non-residential fellowship. Peace Scholars receive stipends of up to $20,000 for the academic year. | Deadline: October 15

  5. University of Chicago - Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts - Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships. $72,307.80 annual salary; $5,000 annual professional development fund. Fellowships promote liberal arts teaching and scholarship, and foster interdisciplinary dialogue, both within the society and across the University as a whole. Fellows teach in the College's core courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Western Civilization. In most years, Fellows teach two courses (usually of identical preparation) for each of three quarters. Each Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course and each is eligible for one quarter of research sabbatical in the third year of residence. Fellows hold the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The fellowship offers support for four years. | Deadline: October 15

  6. Mariam K. Chamberlain Award ICRW is now accepting applications for the 2021- 2022 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award, which honors the legacy of Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, a visionary who founded Re:Gender – formerly the National Council for Research on Women – in 1981. The $10,000 award will support a first-generation doctoral student as they work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year. Of the award total, the student will receive $8,500, and the advisor(s) will receive a total of $1,500. The graduate student’s dissertation must be related to ICRW's mission to advance gender equity, inclusion and shared prosperity worldwide. | Deadline: October 17

  7. Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) Dissertation Research Grants
    The Dissertation Research Grant is part of IRRPP’s Future Faculty Program, and is open to UIC’s ABD graduate students. Graduate students will be awarded up to $2,000 to complete research related to race, ethnicity, and policy. Applications are accepted until all award funds are given out. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting October 18.

  8. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships support a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. This program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program. The fellowship may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. UIC had a winner in 2020! | Deadline: October 27

  9. Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Summer Workshop. Ann Arbor, Michigan June 17-July 1, 2022
    HWWs Career Diversity Summer Workshop aims to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy. Participants will learn how to imagine possible futures and leverage their skills and humanities training towards careers in the private sector, the nonprofit world, arts administration, public media, and many other fields. | Deadline: November 1

  10. American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships & Grants for Americans to Study in Scandinavia
    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers both year-long fellowships of up to $23,000 and short term (1-3 months) grants of up to $5,000 to graduate students (preferably conducting dissertation research) and academic professionals interested in pursuing research or creative-arts projects in the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland). Awards are made in all fields. | Deadline: November 1

  11. UIC Sustainability fee call for proposals
    Every semester, our students are assessed a $6 sustainability fee in order to support UIC’s Climate Commitments to become a Carbon Neutral Campus, a Zero Waste Campus, a Net Zero Water Campus, and a Biodiverse Campus, and to support teaching and learning about issues related to sustainability. These funds are available to members of the UIC community who have ongoing projects or new ideas that would further these goals. Proposals for less than $5,000 are considered on a rolling basis and can be submitted through the website at any time. Proposals for more than $5,000 are considered once each semester. For fall 2021, initial Letters of Intent (LOI) are due on October 15. After reviewing the LOIs, the Sustainability Fee Advisory Board will invite applicants to submit final proposals by November 12.

  12. DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service)
    The DAAD offers numerous opportunities to study and to do research in Germany. Flyer:; UIC page: Opportunities for graduate students include:

    • German Studies Research Grant – This is specifically for highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students, who are nominated by their department/program chairs, may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective. Deadlines are May 1 and November 1.

    • University Summer Course Grant – Scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.

    • Short-Term Research Grants – Designed for highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or those who have already completed a PhD (postdocs), these grants fund 1-6 months of research. The application portal for PhD and postdoc students is open June 30-November 4. [UIC students win these.]

    • Research Grants – One-Year Grants** – Designed for highly qualified candidates who have completed a Master’s degree, these grants fund 7-12 months of research. Application portal opens June 30th. Campus deadlines vary by discipline and will be posted soon. **UIC graduate students may apply independently for all of the grants above EXCEPT the one-year research grant. As a designated priority institution, UIC runs an internal competition each fall. The applicant marshals materials for evaluation and then the Graduate College coordinates a small evaluation committee to determine which nominations will be put forward to DAAD for consideration. [UIC had a winner in the last competition!] Contact the Fellowships & Awards Coordinator for more information.

  13. Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
    The CLS Program is an intensive summer immersion/study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad over the summer studying one of 15 critical languages (ranging from Arabic and Azerbaijani to Koren, Persian, and Urdu). A program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, CLS is part of a federal initiative to expand the number of U.S. citizens studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. Deadline: mid-November
    Application is virtually unchanged from last year, so you can start your essays now and watch last year's webinars:

  14. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. Newcombe Fellows receive $30,000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing. | Deadline: November 15

  15. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches) Northwestern University
    The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two two-year postdoctoral fellowships in Sexuality Studies, to run from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2024. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be a joint one: in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and in another department relevant to the Fellow’s research interests. The stipend is $60,300 in the first year of the fellowship. In addition, the Fellow is eligible for $4,000 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $2,000 for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. Up to $1,000 is also available for allowable travel expenses for an area visit prior to the start of the postdoc term. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. | Deadline: November 29

  16. Ford Foundation - Predoc, Dissertation, and Postdoc Fellowships
    Through its program of fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. (One need not be the member of an ethnic or racial minority to apply.) 2022 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines December 9 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). 2022 Predoctoral application deadline December 16 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

  17. Ertegun Scholarships in the Humanities
    All Ertegun Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full. Scholars also receive an annual grant for living costs, which is normally sufficient to cover the living costs of a single student living in Oxford. Ertegun Scholars also enjoy dedicated use of Ertegun House, which provides space for each Scholar for writing and research, as well as opportunities to participate in social occasions, lively lectures, performances, and other activities developed expressly for the Scholars. Awards are made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress. | Deadline: January 7, 2022

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