IAF Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

Inter-American Foundation
PhD Research

Deadline: 6 Jan 2014 (annual)
Study in: Latin America/Carribean
Course starts June 2014

Brief description:

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Fellowships support dissertation research in Latin America and the Carribean undertaken by students who have advanced to PhD candidacy in a University in the United States.   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.  Research must be initiated between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.

Host Institution(s):

Universities in the United States of America.

Field of study:

Social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues.

Number of Awards:

About 15 fellows

Target group:

Citizens of USA, Latin American, and Carribean Countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Fellowship awards include a research allowance of up to $3,000; a $1,500 monthly stipend for a period from between four to 12 months, international round trip transportation to the research site, health insurance and attendance at a mandatory mid-year conference.


Ph.D. candidates who are currently enrolled at a U.S. university and are citizens of the United States or of an independent country in Latin America or the Caribbean, except Cuba, may apply. Before beginning research funded under the IAF Fellowship, students must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields or other disciplines as related to grassroots development issues in Latin America or the Caribbean.

Application instructions:

The 2014-2015 application deadline has passed. Please check back at the official website  in the fall for information about the 2015-2016 application.  The 2014-2015 deadline was 6 January 2014.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.iie.org/Programs/IAF-Grassroots-Development-Fellowship-Program

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