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Dissertation Fellowship

Each year, the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) provides funding for graduate students from all ten UC campuses to support research, writing, fieldwork, networking, and policy engagement. Since 1991, IGCC has provided more than $6 million to 553 UC doctoral students. IGCC funding supports graduate students whose research closely tracks to current global security priorities and IGCC’s mission and core themes.

For the 2024–25 academic year, IGCC will award up to eleven dissertation fellowships and one specially designated Herb York Fellowship. Fellowships consist of a nine-month stipend of $15,000 to defray living expenses and opportunities to share research through IGCC’s network. Funding is not intended to be used for UC student fees, tuition, or health insurance.

Doctoral students enrolled in the University of California, including JD/PhD, MD/PhD, and MD with thesis, are eligible to apply. Applicants must advance to candidacy by June 30, 2024.

Kaitlyn Rabach


Kaitlyn Rabach

Dissertation Fellow
UC Irvine

Kaitlyn Rabach is a Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Irvine. Her dissertation project studies the defective concrete disaster in County Donegal, Ireland, along the Irish-Northern Irish border. Using ethnographic research methods, she identifies the concrete crisis as a site to address questions of democratic backsliding and populism’s broader relationship with Irish democracy.

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