Awards

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.

The 2015-2016 deadline is JANUARY 20, 2015 by 5:00 EST.
  • Round-trip economy-class transportation to the field research site from the Fellow’s primary residence (in compliance with the Fly America Act);
  • A research allowance of up to $3,000, pro-rated monthly;
  • A stipend of $1,500 per month for up to 12 months, with partial months pro-rated;
  • Accident and sickness insurance;
  • Attendance at a required “mid-year" Grassroots Development Conference to share findings and discuss progress with each other, members of the IAF's academic review committee and IAF and IIE staff.

Fellowships are available to currently registered students who have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues. Applications for clinical research in the health field will NOT be considered.

Awards are based on both development and scholarly criteria. Proposals should offer a practical orientation to field-based information. In exceptional cases the IAF will support research reflecting a primary interest in macro questions of politics and economics but only as they relate to the environment of the poor. The Fellowship Program complements IAF’s support for grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and preference for those applicants whose careers or research projects are related to topics of greatest interest to the IAF. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizations promoting grassroots development among poor and disadvantaged peoples;
  • The financial sustainability and independence of development organizations;
  • Trends affecting historically excluded groups, such as African descendants, indigenous peoples, women, people with disabilities and young people;
  • Transnational development;
  • The role of corporate social responsibility in grassroots development;
  • The impact of globalization on grassroots development;
  • The impact on the quality of life of the poor of grassroots development activities in such areas as sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, housing, health care, education, urban development, technology transfer, jobs creation, LGBT, and marketing and small-enterprise development.

Register for an informational webinars about the 2015-2016 IAF Grassroots Development Fellowship Program competition.

More will be added, so check this page for updates.

Click on a link below to register for a webinar Date Time Day
October 1, 2014 - 10:00 AM - IAF Info Session October 1, 2014 10:00 AM W
October 7, 2014 - 3:30 PM - IAF Info Session October 7, 2014 3:30 PM Tu
October 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM - IAF Info Session October 10, 2014 10:00 AM F
October 14, 2014 - 1:00 PM - IAF Info Session October 14, 2014 1:00 PM Tu
October 16, 2014 - 2:30 PM - IAF Info Session October 16, 2014 2:30 PM Th
October 21, 2014 - 11:30 AM - IAF Info Session October 21, 2014 11:30 AM Tu
October 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM - IAF Info Session October 24, 2014 2:30 PM F
October 29, 2014 - 9:30 AM - IAF Info Session October 29, 2014 9:30 AM W
November 4, 2014 - 10:00 AM - IAF Info Session November 4, 2014 10:00 AM Tu
November 6, 2014 - 3:30 PM - IAF Info Session November 6, 2014 3:30 PM Th
November 12, 2014 - 3:30 PM - IAF Info Session November 12, 2014 3:30 PM W
November 14, 2014 - 9:30 AM - IAF Info Session November 14, 2014 9:30 AM F
November 18, 2014 - 11:30 AM - IAF Info Session November 18, 2014 11:30 AM Tu
November 20, 2014 - 4:00 PM - IAF Info Session November 20, 2014 4:00 PM Th
November 25, 2014 - 12:00 PM - IAF Info Session November 25, 2014 PM Tu

© 2014 Institute of International Education, Inc. All rights reserved.