2011-2012 Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants in USA

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Predoctoral Research Grants  funded by Social Science Research Council in USA-2011/12. SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Programs are open only to those who were Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Applicants must have been selected as Mellon Mays Fellows as undergraduates. Fellows may apply for one grant per year and must be enrolled in a doctoral program in one of the fields or have filed a petition for inclusion of another field. Graduate Studies Enhancement (GSE) Grant -2nd – 5th graduate years -Fellows that have begun the 6th year of graduate study are not eligible -Students at South African universities are eligible to apply in their 1st graduate year -Travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, and software -$1,500 annual maximum -May be received up to 4 times Pre-doctoral Research Development (PRD) Grant -2nd – 5th graduate years -Fellows that have begun the 6th year of graduate study are not eligible -Students at South African universities are eligible to apply in their 1st graduate year -Small scale, preliminary research and other activities; rent, food, and other basic living expenses are NOT covered -$3,000 maximum -One time grant -Letter of support from an advisor or committee member who is familiar with your research Dissertation Completion Grant (DCG) -Travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, and software -Fellows must be in their 6th year and must provide a feasible timeline for completion of dissertation within 12 months -$2,500 maximum -One time grant -Summary report six months following the award is required. Predoctoral
The research areas of this scholarship are: Anthropology , Area Studies , Art, History Classics , Computer Science , Demography, Earth Sciences, Ecology , English , Ethnomusicology , Foreign Languages, Geology, History , Literature , Mathematics , Musicology , Philosophy , Physics, Political Theory , Religion , Sociology
Who can apply to this scholarship? Fellows may apply for one grant per year
· Must be a Mellon fellow enrolled in a doctoral program
· We consider August 1, 2011 to be the beginning of the 2011 – 2012 academic year
· Total of $5,000 in GSE and PRD funds; DCG grant money is not applied towards this total
· Disbursed on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted
· If accepted, grants take 4
· 6 weeks to process
Benefits of the scholarship: Not provided
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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