Social Science Research Council
Necessary Knowledge for the Public Good
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
Apply by January 30, 2009, 9:00 P.M. EST
To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2009.
The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited university in the United States and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below.
Students awarded fellowships participate in two four-day workshops led by leading scholars of different disciplinary perspectives in each of the fields. Workshop dates are May 28-31, 2009 in New Orleans and September 10-13, 2009 in Philadelphia. The fellowship covers all necessary costs of travel, meals, and lodging for the workshops and provides up to $5,000 for summer research.
2009 Research Fields
Critical Agrarian Studies
Marc Edelman (Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center)
Wendy Wolford (Geography, North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
Cultures and Histories of the Human Sciences
Elizabeth Lunbeck (History, Vanderbilt University)
Emily Martin (Anthropology, New York University)
Empires of Vision
Martin Jay (History, UC Berkeley)
Sumathi Ramaswamy (History, Duke University)
Revitalizing Development Studies
Ben Schneider (Political Science, MIT)
Andrew Michael Schrank (Sociology, University of New Mexico)
Ivan Ermakoff (Sociology, Wisconsin - Madison)
Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science, Yale)
For full descriptions of the research fields, eligibility and application requirements, and the DPDF program, visit our Web site: http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf
Fellowship applications are available at http://applications.ssrc.org