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Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Information Session

The Graduate School

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Representatives from the Social Science Research Council will be presenting information on the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) on Thursday, September 27th at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 01.  

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine 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 non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually.  Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

Applicants from select disciplines within the humanities (Art History, Architectural History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Drama/Theater, Film Studies, Literature, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Religion) are welcome to request three or more months of funding for international on-site dissertation research (in combination with US-based research, for a total of nine to twelve months of funding). All other applicants (for instance, those in Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology, among others) must request nine to twelve months of on-site, site-specific dissertation research with a minimum of six months of research outside of the United States.


Students from these select humanities areas are strongly encouraged to attend this information session.

Have questions about Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Information Session? Contact The Graduate School

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Robertson Hall, Bowl 01

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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