[URBANTH-L] FUNDING: IAF Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Latin America and the Caribbean

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Sun Jan 4 13:21:40 EST 2009

 The Inter-American Foundation (IAF), a United States government agency that 
funds the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and 
the Caribbean, is accepting applications for its 2009-2010 Fellowship cycle.

Application deadline: January 16, 2009


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 or Caribbean countries. Proficiency in the 
language(s) appropriate to the research proposal is required.

Awards are based on development and scholarly criteria. Proposals should 
offer a practical orientation to field-based information. Among topics 
currently of interest to the IAF are the following:

-Organizations promoting grassroots development among poor and disadvantaged 
-the financial sustainability and independence of development organizations;
-trends affecting historically excluded groups;
-transnational development;
-the role of corporate 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 travel to the research site,
-a research allowance of $3,000,
-a monthly stipend of $1,500 for up to 12 months,
-health insurance, and
-expenses related to required attendance at a mid-year conference.

For more information on this exceptional grant opportunity, including 
additional requirements for eligibility, and for application instructions, 
visit www.iie.org/iaf. For information on the Inter-American Foundation, 
visit www.iaf.gov. All inquiries should be directed to 
iaffellowships at iie.org.

Applications for the 2009-2010 cycle must be received by close of business 
1/16/09 to be considered. 

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