The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. The IDRF program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $21,000. The fellowship also includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.
The Social Science Research Council is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.
- The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States
- The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics
- Applicants who have completed significantly funded dissertation research in one country by the start of their proposed IDRF research may be ineligible to apply to the IDRF to extend research time in the same country
- Applicants from select disciplines within the humanities (Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Literature, Musicology, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion) may request three or more months of funding for international on-site dissertation research in combination with site-specific research in the United States, for a total of nine to twelve months of funding
- The IDRF program will not support study at foreign universities, conference participation, or dissertation write-up. The program does not accept applications from Ph.D. programs in law, business, medicine, nursing, or journalism, nor does it accept applications in doctoral programs that do not lead to a PhD
How to Apply:
The IDRF application must be filled out online and can be accessed through the SSRC Online Application Portal. The applicants must register themselves through the given link to be entering in fellowship program: http://soap.ssrc.org/
Financial Aid and Award Money:
- The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics
- Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $21,000
- The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research
Applications must be complete and submitted online before 9:00pm (EST) on November 1, 2016.
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