2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program at the Social Science Research Council.
From Our Fellows
The SSRC has been providing funding to researchers at all stages of their academic and professional careers for more than 90 years. Through a highly competitive and rigorous peer-review process, the SSRC has awarded over 15,000 fellowships and grants to support research around the globe. From Our Fellows focuses on emerging research in the social sciences, including intersections with the humanities and natural sciences, by recipients of SSRC funding. The SSRC’s fellowships, grants, and prizes improve conditions for social science knowledge production worldwide.
Delia Wendel, a fellow of the SSRC’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship program, demonstrates how spatial and social research strategies can be combined through her work in post-genocide Rwanda. Wendel’s contribution engages issues raised in our "Interdisciplinarity Now" theme through a critical analysis of Rwanda’s villagization policy as part of its peacebuilding efforts after a devastating civil war. Wendel’s work speaks directly to the concerns of the SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and its blog Kujenga Amani.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Abe Fellowship Program, partners, fellows, and committee members discuss the history of the program and its importance to the future of scholarship and US-Japan relations.
On the Line is a podcast from our Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Program, featuring conversations with DSD fellows about their research on the most pressing issues related to drug policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Elena Turevon is a 2014 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient and a graduate student at Duke University. In this Research Snapshot, she examines the social consequences of climate change by focusing on Andean entrepreneurs who work as both miners and mountain guides in Peru's Cordillera Blanca. The Research Snapshots series is an initiative aimed at highlighting important and innovative research by SSRC fellows who are currently conducting or who have recently returned from doing international research.
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Photo Competition is offered every year to IDRF recipients. Prizes are awarded for the best single photo, the best self-portrait, and best photo essay following a vote by IDRF fellows and staff.