FELLOWSHIP: Inter-American Foundation’s Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

Posted on 2 December 2007. Filed under: Fellowships & Scholarships, Latin America & Caribbean | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has partnered with the Inter-American Foundation to administer its Grassroots Development Fellowship Program. IAF’s fellowships are targeted at increasing awareness of grassroots development efforts and cuilding a community of professionals and scholars. Fellows study grassroots efforts among rural and urban poor people to organize themselves, as well as policies and programs meant to reduce their poverty. Research findings are disseminated to people involved with development.

This fellowship could be an opportunity for Ph.D students to make fellow professionals and scholars more aware of grassroots efforts among disabled poor people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Inter-American Foundation expects to award up to 11 Doctoral Field Research Fellowships in 2008. The application deadline is January 22, 2008. The Fellowship award includes:

  • round-trip economy international transportation to the field research site;
  • round-trip economy international transportation to the field research site;
  • a $3,000 research allowance, paid in a one-time, lump sum;
  • a $1,500 monthly stipend covering a maximum grant period of 12 months–IAF-supported research under the 2008 competition must be initiated between June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009;
  • attendance at a required mid-year Grassroots Development Conference to discuss each Fellow’s progress with members of the IAF’s academic review committee.

Applicants must be currently registered as 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. The competition is open to U.S. citizens and citizens of independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba).

Interested individuals should follow the link to the IAF web site and review their entire site carefully before applying.


The information and some of the text for this announcement was gathered from the IAF web site. We Can Do first learned of this opportunity through contacts at Mobility International USA (MIUSA).


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