A core component of the Council’s work throughout its modern history has been the development and administration of competitive or institutional peer-reviewed fellowship and grants.
Council fellowship and grants programs are strategic – they are targeted to a problem, promote individual and institutional change, generate new knowledge and build networks.
Am I eligible to apply for the IDRF grant if I am not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States? The IDRF welcomes proposals from full-time graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in Ph D programs in the United States, regardless of citizenship.
If I have not yet obtained ABD status at the time of application, can I still apply? Applicants for the 2020 competition must achieve All But Dissertation status (completed coursework and passed qualifying exams) by the time the proposed research begins or by December 2020, whichever comes first.
Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals which focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.
Will the IDRF fund applications that propose research within the United States? The required minimum research outside the United States is dependent upon your discipline.The IDRF accepts proposals from all disciplines within the humanities and humanistic social sciences.All applicants should specify why site-specific research is critical to the successful completion of the proposed doctoral dissertation.For select humanities disciplines (Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Literature, Musicology, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion), that minimum is three months.For all other disciplines (including Anthropology, History, and Political Science), funding for US sites will be considered for short durations.SSRC fellowship and grants programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the U. and Japan, to security, drugs and democracy in Latin America, to approaches to the study of contentious politics. Since 1997, the program has funded some 400 graduate students to conduct research in more than 100 countries on a wide range of subjects The SSRC retains a core commitment to improving the production, and the conditions for production, of social science knowledge.Our largest fellowship program, the International Dissertation Research Fellowship, supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U. This knowledge, now, and the capacity for its generation in the future, form the irreducible bases for responsible and effective action to improve the world.Through its University Initiative, the DPD Program is providing funding, advice, and other resources to five universities over three years to help them pilot similar programs for their own graduate students, sharing successful interdisciplinary pedagogical practices cultivated over a decade of experience.More information about the University Initiative and its institutional partners is available on the University Initiative's website.“On-site, site-specific” research means that the researcher must be at the specified location for an extended period of time.Research that can be done at any location, either online or via interlibrary loan, will not be funded by the IDRF program.