FUNDING: IAF Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Latin America
and the Caribbean
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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;
-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 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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