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IAF Grassroots Development PhD Fellowship



IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty. The IAF disseminates research findings of its Fellows to a broad audience concerned with development. IAF's Fellowships provide support for Ph.D. candidates to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development. Funding is for between four and 12 months. Fellowships are available to currently registered students who will have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. (or other doctoral program) in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and other disciplines (as related to their relationship with grassroots development issues) by their proposed start date (between June 1 and March 31 of the application year). Applications for clinical research in the health field will NOT be considered.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Physical Sciences, Social Sciences

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:
Travel Grant, Fellowship

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies
Other: Research allowance of up to $3,000 monthly; stipend of $1,500 a month for up to 12 months. Benefits.


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:

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