Social Science Research Council. The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies. IDRF accepts applications for research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives, as well as research on multiple countries and/or multiple world regions. While proposals may cover all periods in history, they must demonstrate relevance to contemporary issues and debates.
Eligibility: The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences — regardless of citizenship — enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Applicants must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins. Proposals that identify the U.S. as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.
Fellowship Terms: The IDRF program provides support for nine to twelve months of continuous dissertation research outside of the United States for seventy-five fellows annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per fellowship average of $19,000. The fellowship includes participation in an interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.
The 2011 IDRF Competition Deadline is November 3, 2011.
For more information, please visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/.
Questions can be sent to the IDRF staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IDRF Program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered in partnership with the American Council of Learned Societies.