Kellogg PhD Fellow Tomás GoldKellogg PhD Fellow Tomás Gold has been awarded a prestigious Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). He is one of 60 fellows selected from nearly 900 applicants from 112 universities.

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers six to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research about US Indigenous or non-US cultures and societies. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.

“The stellar IDRF cohort is working at the vanguard of international, comparative, and cross-regional studies,” said SSRC president Alondra Nelson in an article announcing the awards. “Their respective projects embody the SSRC’s mission, most notably support for rigorous and innovative scholarship on timely issues and enduring concerns.”