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 PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. 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 social sciences — regardless of citizenship — enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2014 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2014, whichever comes first.

Deadline to apply is November 5th 2013. Visit The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) webpage to submit an application.


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