UCSB program to help you apply for the International Dissertation Fellowship

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 7:00 AM

You are invited to participate in a proposal development program with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to help craft your submission for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program. The program includes:

  1. A webinar series including SSRC program officers, UCSB faculty IDRF reviewers, and proposal writing staff in Graduate Division and Office of Research (dates TBD).

  2. Mentoring, consultation, and individualized proposal review with Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker, Director of Research Development in the UCSB Office of Research, and Dr. Robby Nadler, Director of Academic, Professional, and Technical Graduate Writing Development in the Graduate Division.

Eligibility for the SSRC IDRF Program:

  1. 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. 

  2. Applicants to the 2022 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins. The IDRF supports research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up.

  3. 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.

  4. The IDRF supports between 6-12 months of research.

To participate in the IDRF Proposal Development Program, enroll here before Friday, August 20. 

If you have any questions about the SSRC IDRF proposal development program, please contact Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker at barbara.walker@ucsb.edu.