Social Science Research Council is accepting applications for Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF). Fellowships offer 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. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000.
The SSRC’s varied fellowships and prizes share a core commitment to improving conditions for social science knowledge production worldwide. Programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the United States and Japan to security in Africa and Latin America.
Beneficial offer for international students to get a full tuition fee in the USA.
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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a U.S.-based independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in the social sciences and related disciplines. Established in Manhattan in 1923, it today maintains a headquarters in Brooklyn Heights with a staff of approximately 70, and small regional offices in other parts of the world on an as-needed basis.
- Application Deadline: November 2, 2021
- Course Level: Fellowships are open to students enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics.
- Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the area of humanities and humanistic social sciences.
- Scholarship Award: Seventy fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.
- Number of Scholarships: Sixty-eight fellowships are awarded annually.
- Nationality: Applicants who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States, regardless of citizenship
- Scholarship can be taken in USA or Abroad
- Eligible Countries: Applicants who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States, regardless of citizenship are eligible for these fellowships.
- Entrance Requirements: 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 2022 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2022, whichever comes first.
How to Apply: The IDRF application must be filled out online and can be accessed through the SSRC Online Application Portal. Applicants will also use this portal to contact their referees and language evaluator(s), complete the research relevance section, upload a research proposal, and bibliography, and send reminders to referees and language evaluators.