UCSB Proposal Development and Mentoring Program for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

UCSB graduate students are invited to participate in a new proposal development program with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to help craft your submission for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) program. The SSRC has chosen ten minority serving institutions (MSIs) to participate. The program includes:

  • A webinar series hosted by SSRC program officers to provide proposal development assistance (dates TBD).
  • Mentoring, consultation, and individualized proposal review with Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker, Director of Research Development in the UCSB Office of Research

Eligibility for the SSRC IDRF Program:

  • The IDRF program is open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. 
  • Applicants to the 2021 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2021. The IDRF supports research only and may not be used for dissertation write-up. 
  • The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. Proposals that address Native American studies are also eligible.
  • The IDRF supports between 6-12 months of research.

To participate in the IDRF Proposal Development Program, enroll here by Friday, August 21:

If you have any questions about the proposal development program, please contact Dr. Barbara Endemaño Walker, barbara.walker@ucsb.edu.