International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program — 11/7/2012 Published: September 13, 2012 By: Dick Cortén The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing dissertation research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. The program is open to graduate students in those fields enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States, regardless of citizenship. The IDRF offers nine to twelve months of support; fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. The IDRF is committed to empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies (involving fieldwork, research in archival or manuscript collections, or quantitative data collection). The IDRF Program is administered by the Social Science Research Council in consultation with the American Council of Learned Societies and with funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Application materials and information on the 2012 competition are now available online. The application deadline is November 7, 2012 (9:00 p.m. EST). Take advantage of the IRDF informational webinar on September 19 from 1 p.m.to 2 p.m., or October 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reserve your seat for September’s webinar or October webinar.