Social Science Research Council
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is a strategic fellowship program designed to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, amenable to completion in a reasonable time frame, and competitive in fellowship competitions.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is open to all students, regardless of their nationality, who are currently enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree-granting program at a U.S. institution.
In order to participate in the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) program, students must have finished all incomplete course work and have removed any “incompletes” from their transcripts at the end of the academic year during which they are applying for a fellowship.
This is an open competition; students will apply directly to the SSRC with no campus nomination required (other than the standard letters of recommendation, transcripts, and essays).
If awarded a fellowship, your expenses (airfare, hotel, meals, ground transport) will be paid for by the Social Science Research Council.
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) staff will either make arrangements or offer you a maximum sum with which to arrange your own needs.
Students enrolled in U.S.-accredited institutions outside the United States are not eligible to apply.
Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $5000 from SSRC to support predissertation research during the summer.
Incase you have any questions, please contact: dpdf [at] ssrc.org
Note: Application information can be found on the site given below.
ASA CALL FOR PROPOSALS/2011 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
The ASA 2011 Call for Proposals is Now Open! The 54th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association will be held November 17-20, 2011 at The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. This year’s Annual Meeting theme is: “50 Years of African Liberation” and this year’s Program Chair is Carol Thompson, Northern Arizona University. To renew your ASA membership and/or pre-register to submit your proposal, you may log on at www.africanstudies.org.