The Abe Fellowship and the Abe Fellowship for Journalists
The Abe Fellowship Program Committee has selected 12 researchers and 4 journalists to receive the Abe Fellowship and the Abe Fellowship for Journalists. Both competitions support international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants in the United States and Japan, the Fellows represent diverse disciplines, backgrounds, and areas of study.
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
The fifth DPDF Program offers training in preparing dissertation research and funding proposals to student fellows. The student fellows who are participating in each field are drawn from 33 universities and 20 disciplines or interdisciplinary studies (including history, sociology, anthropology, geography, education, art history, political science, urban planning, ethnomusicology, and others). Their dissertation proposals offer original and promising contributions to the 2011 research fields.
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
The 2011 IDRF Program offered 78 outstanding PhD candidates nine to twelve months of international dissertation research funding and support. Selected from a total of 1,213 submitted applications from graduate students at 128 universities, the 2011 Fellows represent 29 universities and 16 academic disciplines: anthropology, area and cultural studies, art history and architecture, drama/theater and performance studies, economics, environmental science, film studies, geography, history, literature, political science, psychology, religion, science and technology studies, sociology, and urban planning. The 2011 Fellows will conduct their research between July 2011 and December 2012.