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Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the area of Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship Program Offers Support for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean
Funded by the Open Society Foundations, in partnership with the Social Science Research Council and other organizations, the Drugs, Security, and Democracy fellowship program supports research on drug policy, citizen security, and democratic governance as well as associated topics across the social sciences and related disciplines.

DSD-funded research must address the theme of drugs and at least one of the other two themes of security and democracy in Latin America or the Caribbean. These topics may include but should not be limited to political economy, anti-democratic strategies used by communities or states, legal frameworks and analyses, the impact on vulnerable groups, and the role of elites.

Eligible candidates may apply for one of the following two fellowships:
1) Dissertation Fellowship — open to Ph.D. and J.S.D. candidates worldwide who have an approved dissertation prospectus by July 1, 2013, but have not completed writing for final submission; or
2) Postdoctoral Fellowship — open to Ph.D. and J.S.D. recipients worldwide who have completed their Ph.D. within seven years of the application deadline.

The program strongly encourages citizens and residents of Latin America and the Caribbean to apply.

The program provides support for a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve months of research. Candidates who are not based in Latin America or the Caribbean must spend at least three months conducting research in the region. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan; support will be provided for travel and living expenses as well as associated research costs based on a budget reviewed by the SSRC.

Deadline: January 20, 2013

For complete program guidelines, application materials, and information on previously supported projects, visit the SSRC Web site.

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Last Modified: 11/30/2015

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