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DPDF Student Fellowship Competition

Providing mid-stage graduate students with support to formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals

Open for applications, next deadline is January 31st 2013. Apply Now

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition is organized to help mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through scholarly exchange within interidisciplinary areas of study.

Each year, the program offers dissertation proposal development workshops led by pairs of tenured senior faculty in the US and abroad who define emerging or reinvigorated multidisciplinary research fields. These research field directors lead groups of 12 graduate students through two workshops during the fellowship cycle. The spring workshop prepares students to undertake summer preliminary research that will inform the design of more robust dissertation research in the future. The fall workshop helps students apply their summer research experiences to writing both dissertation and funding proposals. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops are covered by the DPDF Program.

Working together with faculty research directors, graduate students design research that will help to shape evolving fields in the humanities and social sciences. Additionally, through the programís collaboration with international research institutions, the DPDF creates a space for international as well as domestic network building among fellows.

The 2013 Research Fields are as follows: Critical Approaches to Human Rights,Global Commodity Studies, Mobility, Empowerment and Precarity in African Migration (International Field), Postcolonial Identities and Decolonial Struggles: Creolization and ... (International Field), and Public Finance and Society: The New Historical Fiscal Sociology.

For more info: http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/

This material cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

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