This call for proposals has ended. The Social Science Research Council SSRC , as part of its Just Tech program , seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid pandemic. We specifically encourage proposals that interrogate the role the public and private sectors may play in mitigating or exacerbating the health crisis, the effects of which are already unevenly distributed. Please visit our application portal to apply.
Dissertation Fellowships 2015-2016
40 Humanities Fellowships for Research and Study | ProFellow
The IDRF program especially welcomes applications from underrepresented institutions. Sixty fellowships are awarded annually. Note to IDRF applicants about the impact of Covid on proposed research : Because IDRF research will not begin until July at the earliest, applicants do not need to incorporate alternate Covid research strategies into their proposals. We will instruct reviewers to evaluate the feasibility of proposed research without reference to Covid Applicants to the IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December , whichever comes first. The program invites proposals for dissertation research about US Indigenous topics that are conducted within the United States as well as proposals for projects that are conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States on non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research.
Dissertation Fellowships 2021-2022
After graduating from college, MMUF fellows enter PhD programs at so many different graduate institutions that it would be impractical for the Mellon Foundation to funnel program support to them through their institutions, as the undergraduate MMUF program does. Mellon fellows in their first through third years of graduate school, along with graduating seniors who have been accepted into qualifying PhD programs, are eligible to attend; fellows may attend the event twice during their years of eligibility. The conference provides a forum for skills exchange, cohort building, and the development of professional proficiencies such as delivering effective presentations and maximizing research support.
The fundamental objective of MMUF is to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. This goal can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups URM who pursue PhDs and by supporting the pursuit of PhDs by students who may not come from traditional minority groups but have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF. The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers; it is not intended to support students who intend to go on to medical school, law school or other professional schools.