INTERNATIONAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

SPONSORING AGENCY: Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies

PURPOSE: The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) is designed to support graduate students in the humanities and social sciences conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. The IDRF program is committed to scholarship that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies grounded in empirical and site-specific research (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The program promotes research that is at once located in a specific discipline and geographical region and engaged with interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives.

FIELDS:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences—regardless of citizenship— enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except on-site dissertation research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2012, whichever comes first. The IDRF-funded research must take place in a single continuous period within the eighteen months between July 2012 and December 2013.

ANNUAL STIPEND: average $19,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 3, 2011