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Ph.D. Dissertation Research Funding from the Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Fellowships

2012-2013 APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 17th, 2012

IAF Fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in a university in the United States. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or citizens of the independent Latin American countries. Proficiency in the language(s) appropriate to the research proposal is required.

Awards are based on both development and scholarly criteria. Proposals should offer a practical orientation to field-based information on the following topics:
· Organizations promoting grassroots development among the poor;
· the financial sustainability and independence of such organizations;
· trends affecting historically excluded groups such as African descendants, indigenous peoples, women and others;
· transnational development;
· the role of corporate social responsibility in grassroots development;
· the impact of globalization on grassroots development;
· the impact of grassroots development activities on the quality of life of the poor.

The Fellowship includes:
· round-trip international transportation to the research site;
· a research allowance of up to $3,000;
· a monthly stipend of $1,500 for up to 12 months;
· emergency health insurance;
· expenses related to required attendance at a mid-year conference.

For more information on this exceptional grant opportunity, including application instructions and additional information on the deadline, visit For more information on the IAF, visit