The Social Science Research Council accepts 75 fellows annually for its International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program, which supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies. IDRF accepts applications for research that is situated in a specific discipline and geographical region and is informed by interdisciplinary and cross-regional perspectives, as well as research on multiple countries and/or multiple world regions. While proposals may cover all periods in history, they must demonstrate relevance to contemporary issues and debates. Eligible applicants include graduate students in the humanities and social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per fellowship average of $19,000. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2011. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit the fellowship page online.