Application Deadline: November 3rd 2015.
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 PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually.
- The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States.
- Applicants to the 2016 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2016, whichever comes first.
- The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics
- Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.
The IDRF competition promotes a range of approaches and research designs beyond single-site or single-country research, including comparative work at the national and regional levels and explicit comparison of cases across time frames
Applicants are expected to write in clear, intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multidisciplinary and cross-regional.
Proposals should display a thorough knowledge of the major concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields, as well as a bibliography relevant to the research.
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