SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship: "Student Fellowship Competition" - Deadline: Jan. 28, 2011

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) - 2011
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) supports early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in formulating doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, feasible for completion, and competitive in fellowship competitions. Funding for the program is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Early-stage graduate students, generally in their 2nd or 3rd years, apply to one of five research fields led by two research directors. Twelve fellows are selected for each research field. Fellows participate in two required four-day workshops, (June and September 2011) that frame their summer research experiences. The spring workshop emphasizes preparation for predissertation research; the fall workshop guides fellows through the synthesis of their summer research into dissertation proposals and applications for dissertation research funding. DPDF Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from the SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer of 2011.

2011 Research Fields:

Global Indigenous Politics
Migration & Gender Studies
Provincializing Global Urbanism: Critical Ethnographies of Urban Futures
Science/Art Studies
Bridging, Bonding and Bordering: Migrant Strategies and State Policies

Information about the DPDF program, including eligibility and selection criteria, is available through the DPDF website:


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