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.
This class of fellows, the program’s final cohort, will include 60 graduate students conducting research across 13 disciplines—from political science and area studies to geography, education, and Native American studies—in 12 regions worldwide.
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.