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 Ph.D. programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Seventy fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $22,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.


The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2019 IDRF competition must complete all Ph.D. requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2019, whichever comes first.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2018. For more information, visit Social Science Research Council website.

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