International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program 2012 Competition is now open

September 10, 2011

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program 2012
Competition is now open
From: Emily Specker <specker>

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.


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

Questions can be sent to the IDRF staff at idrf.

The IDRF Program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and administered in partnership with the American Council of
Learned Societies.

Emily Specker
Social Science Research Council
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