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Note: For a complete listing of Social Science Research Council Fellowships & Prizes, please visit ssrc.org/fellowships  
 
2022 International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Competition

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers six to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research with US Indigenous or on non-US cultures and societies. The IDRF program especially welcomes applications from underrepresented institutions. Sixty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research

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HuMetricsHSS Community Fellowship

The Humane Metrics in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HuMetricsHSS) initiative facilitates the creation of locally relevant values-based frameworks that enable scholars in the humanities and social sciences (HSS), academic departments, and institutions to tell more textured and compelling stories about the impact of their research and the variety of ways it enriches public life. HuMetricsHSS Community Fellows are individuals who are engaged in transforming academic culture at their own institutions, whether by rethinking what forms of scholarship “count,” considering how indicators and metrics might be informed by values, or engaging their communities in values-inflected ways.

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SSRC/NEH Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program

SSRC/NEH SHIP will award grants of up to $100,000 to humanities organizations seeking relief and planning for recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the support of NEH's Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan initiative.

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2022 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next-Gen) Doctoral Competitions

The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program offers fellowship opportunities for promising PhD students in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa to undertake research and make steady progress toward completion of their doctoral degrees. Specifically, the program offers three doctoral competitions; a Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship to support short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal, a Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship to support 6–12 months of doctoral dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000, and a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship to support a one-year stipend of up to US$10,000 to permit the completion of a doctoral dissertation. The fellowships include participation in SSRC-funded writing and methods workshops.

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2022 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next-Gen) Post-Doctoral Competition

The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program offers post-doctoral writing fellowship opportunities to former Next-Gen fellows to support up to six months of completing a journal article through a stipend of up to US$3,000 USD. Besides being former Next-Gen grantees, applicants should be based in an accredited university or research institution in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Preference will be given to applicants holding faculty positions in the six eligible countries. The fellowship includes participation in one writing workshop.

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2022 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship

The Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship supports a multinational and interdisciplinary working group of scholars and practitioners (6 members, including a Lead Investigator who is a senior academic) for up to eighteen months of research, networking and outreach activities aimed at expanding existing opportunities to integrate research-based knowledge into policies and actions that deepen peace, security, and development in Africa. The fellowship provides up to $60,000 for a collectively designed project that involves deep collaboration between members of a joint team of researchers and practitioners on a topic linked to peacebuilding challenges on the continent.

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2022 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Fellowship

Individual Research Fellowships support up to six months of innovative field-based research that demonstrate great potential to contribute towards knowledge production, policies and actions capable of impacting peacebuilding in Africa. The fellowship supports such research projects with up to $15,000. Fellows are to attend two training workshops focusing on research methods and design, data analysis, and various aspects of scholarly writing, fieldwork, and dissemination of their research findings.

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2022 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship

The Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship supports a multinational and interdisciplinary working group of scholars and practitioners (6 members, including a Lead Investigator who is a senior academic) for up to eighteen months of research, networking and outreach activities aimed at expanding existing opportunities to integrate research-based knowledge into policies and actions that deepen peace, security, and development in Africa. The fellowship provides up to $60,000 for a collectively designed project that involves deep collaboration between members of a joint team of researchers and practitioners on a topic linked to peacebuilding challenges on the continent.

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2022 Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) seeks letters of interest from early career researchers to conduct year-long qualitative studies of community arts organizations funded by the Wallace Foundation. This fellowship program forms part of the Wallace Foundation’s new arts initiative exploring how arts organizations of color leverage their community orientation towards resilience and relevance. The aim is to collaboratively produce in-depth studies of arts organizations’ histories, their organizational cultures, and their relationships with and approaches to the artistic or cultural community they serve. Fellows will receive a $70,000 stipend for 12-month research period, plus up to $15,000 to cover costs associated with relocation (where relevant), research set-up, and any pre-research activities.

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