New UCSB program to help you apply for the International Dissertation Fellowship

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:10 AM

You are invited to participate in a new proposal development program at UC Santa Barbara with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to help craft your submission for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program.

The SSRC has chosen ten minority serving institutions (MSIs) to participate. The program includes:

  • A webinar series hosted by SSRC program officers to provide proposal development assistance (dates TBD).
  • Mentoring, consultation, and individualized proposal review with Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker, Director of Research Development in the UCSB Office of Research.

Eligibility for the SSRC IDRF Program

  • The IDRF program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States.
  • Applicants to the 2021 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2021, whichever comes first. The IDRF supports research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up. 
  • The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. Proposals that address Native American studies are eligible
  • The IDRF supports between 6-12 months of research.

To participate in the IDRF Proposal Development Program, enroll here before Friday, August 21. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker, Director of Research Development in the UCSB Office of Research.