An announcement from the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program Read

The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about US Indigenous or non-US cultures and societies. Since its inception in 1997, the IDRF program has funded more than sixteen hundred projects, with research spanning the globe. The IDRF program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers six 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 Native American or non-US topics.


Joel Andreas
Johns Hopkins University
Sergio Delgado Moya
Emory University
Paul Hanebrink
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Sunila Kale
University of Washington
Fabio Lanza
University of Arizona
Kris Manjapra
Tufts University
Justin McDaniel
University of Pennsylvania
Nara Milanich
Barnard College
Evan Mwangi
Northwestern University
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
University of California / Santa Barbara
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
University of Southern California
Amy Ross
University of Georgia
Jane A. Sharp
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Brian Silverstein
University of Arizona
Shannon Speed
University of California / Los Angeles

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