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Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship

Date posted: 09/24/2009

Award: one-year fellowship includes round-trip international transportation, research and living allowances, health insurance

Field: grassroots development issues in Latin America or the Caribbean

Eligibility: Ph.D. students conducting research in Latin America or the Caribbean

Contact Information:

Name: The Institute of International Education
Phone: 202-326-7796
Address: nstitute of International Education Attn: IAF Fellowship Program 1400 K Street, N.W. - 7th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005
E-mail: iafinfo@iie.org
Web site: www.iie.org/iaf

Additional information:

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) was created in 1969 by the United States Congress to fund the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean and the groups that directly support them. To complement its work, the IAF has reinstated its Fellowships for candidates for Ph.D. degrees from United States universities as they conduct their dissertation research. IAF's Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty. The IAF disseminates research findings of its Fellows to a broad audience concerned with development.

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