The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship provides mentoring and summer research funds for site-specific preliminary dissertation work. The application for this year is now open, with a deadline of February 3, 2014, 5 p.m. EST. The goal of the program is to help graduate students develop an effective dissertation proposal through faculty mentoring. Early- to mid-stage students are encouraged to apply if their dissertation topics fit within the scope of one of this year’s specific research fields:
- Development and Migration (International Field),
- Immigrants and their Homeland Connections: Transnationalism in Historical Perspective,
- Making the Biotech Body: Technologies, Knowledge, and Global Markets,
- Modernity and Autochthony: The Question of Land-Based Group Identity,
- Oceanic Studies: Seas as Sites and Subjects of Interdisciplinary Inquiry,
- State Building and Governance in Retrospect and Prospect.
For more information, consult the SSRC-DPDF homepage. Consider setting an application review appointment with GradFund as soon as possible, as we can help you frame your research so that it speaks effectively to the field to which you plan to apply. We strongly encourage you begin your application now, rather than during or after the holidays!