International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships
Social Science Research Council
The International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) program provides support for social scientists and humanists conducting dissertation field research in all areas and regions of the world. Approximately fifty fellowships were awarded in the year 2006.
Below is the a description of the program for 2006-07.
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.
The IDRF awards enable doctoral candidates of proven achievement and outstanding potential to use their knowledge of distinctive cultures, societies, languages, economies, polities, and histories, in combination with their disciplinary training, to address issues that transcend their disciplines or area specializations. The program supports scholarship that treats place and setting in relation to broader phenomena as well as in particular historical and cultural contexts.
Standard fellowships will provide support for nine to twelve months in the field, plus travel expenses. Individual awards will be approximately $20,000. In some cases, the candidate may propose fewer than nine months of overseas fieldwork, but no award will be given for fewer than six months.
November 1, 2006
Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2006