International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Announcing the 2022 International Dissertation Research Fellows

The Social Science Research Council’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) is thrilled to announce the 2022 cohort of IDRF fellows. For 25 years, the IDRF program has partnered with the Mellon Foundation to support PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences conducting dissertation research on non-US or US Indigenous cultures and societies across the world. 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. Projects include research on the collection and circulation of sacred …

Seventy Scholars Awarded International Dissertation Research Fellowships

The latest cohort of International Dissertation Research Fellows, a distinguished group of 70 junior scholars, will conduct 9–12 months of doctoral research across the globe. Launched in 1997, the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) has been a core component of the Social Science Research Council for more than 20 years, and traces its roots at the organization to the 1950s. To date, the IDRF program has funded more than 1,400 scholars to conduct research across the world. These scholars embody the spirit of intellectual discovery that has been synonymous with the program since its inception. The 2019 cohort is indicative of the wide