The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite applications for the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program. Second and third-year Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: January 29, 2010.To view the six areas and further detail please see entire entry.
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program
The Social Science Research Council has just announced six areas for the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program. The areas are:
After Secularization: New Approaches to Religion and Modernity
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Contentious Politics
Spaces of Inquiry
Virtual Worlds, and
Multiculturalism, Immigration, and Identity in Western Europe and the United States
A total of 12 students, covering a wide range of disciplines, are admitted to each area. Admitted students attend workshops in June and September of 2010, designed to aid their engagement with the area to which they are admitted.
They encourage promising second- and third-year Ph.D. students to apply to the program. Discrimination Studies (DS) is not about race; instead, Discrimination Studies treats discrimination as a general social phenomenon even as any DS analysis may focus on discrimination concerning a particular social category. Thus, Discrimination Studies extricates the study of discrimination from a focus on race, or sex, or age, or any of many other social categories. There are many means by which the field accomplishes this aim.
The first link below provides general information:
while the next link is specifically for the 2010 areas: