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Announcing the 2021 SSRC Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal fellows

The Social Science Research Council is proud to announce the ten early-career scholars selected to receive 2021 Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal fellowships. The fellowships aim to bring knowledge of the place of religion and spirituality into scholarly and public conversations about renewing democracy in the United States. Established in 2020, the Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal fellowships are offered through the SSRC Religion and the Public Sphere program in partnership with the Fetzer Institute. This year’s competition emphasized research that examines the ways spirituality, religious traditions, and institutions shape democratic participation, debates, institutions, and public policies. Selected projects address topics including the complex …

Announcing the 64 recipients of the 2021 International Dissertation Research Fellowships

The Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) is proud to announce the 2021 cohort of IDRF fellows. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the SSRC IDRF program offers six to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are currently enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US or US Indigenous cultures and societies. Since its inception in 1997, the IDRF program has funded more than sixteen hundred projects spanning the globe. This year, 64 doctoral students have been chosen to receive fellowships to support their research. The cohort …

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