Jointly funded by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs and the
The purpose of this program is to help support six- to eight-week trips for preliminary dissertation fieldwork activities, such as exploring potential research sites, archives and other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; and identifying and meeting with local scholars and contacts as appropriate. Applicants must outline a plan that is designed to secure the feasibility of their eventual dissertation plans.
These grants are intended for students who will apply in the 2007-2008 academic year for external funding to conduct their dissertation research abroad beginning in fall 2008 or spring 2009. Priority will be given to applicants who plan activities designed to increase their competitiveness for extramural international dissertation research grants.
Evaluators will consider scholarship achievement; validity and feasibility of the proposal; requisite language facility; faculty support as indicated by letters of reference; impact the work will have on the dissertation research plan and competitiveness for dissertation research funding applications; and availability of alternate sources of funding.
Applicants may be students from any discipline, department, or campus; must be enrolled in a program leading to the Ph.D. at
Information and application materials are available on the web at: http://www.indiana.edu/~ovpia under the “Funding Opportunities” link.
Completed applications and supporting materials
must be received by 5pm, February 18, 2008.