The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Fellowship , USA

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The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Fellowship

Study Subject :  Social Sciences

Employer :  The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation

Level :  PhD

The  Haynes  Foundation , which supports social science research into policy issues that impact the Los Angeles region, invites proposals for its 2011-2012 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships.

The Fellowships are designed to encourage well-conceived and imaginative research into the economic, social, policy or political issues that impact Los Angeles.

Graduate students enrolled at institutions awarding the Ph.D. in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area (i.e., the California Institute of Technology, the Claremont Graduate University, the Pardee-RAND Graduate School, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California) are eligible for the awards.

Grants will be made to the institution on behalf of the student for subsequent disbursement and graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and fees for Fellowship recipients. More than one student may apply from each institution; some institutions may receive more than one award, some none.

We are seeking proposals that address economic, social, policy, or political problems that impact the Los Angeles region, defined as the five-county area of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura.

A broader geographic scope will be considered if an important part of the research impacts the Los Angeles region. We are open to a wide range of specific topic areas within that broad category. Proposals can address either immediate policy concerns or can provide basic research that would underlie future policy efforts.

The criteria for selection are :

1) the relevance of the proposal to the mission of the Foundation, 2) the significance of the project for the scholarly field and its potential impact on public policy 3) the quality of the academic record of the applicant, 4) the applicant’s demonstrated ability to conduct research within set time frames, 5) the relevance of the project to the applicant’s future professional growth and success.

These attributes should be addressed in the description of the project and in letters of recommendation. The Foundation expects proposals to be clearly written, to the greatest extent possible without academic jargon.

Proposals should be written for the layperson, informed but not necessarily familiar with terms of art used only within fields and subfields of academia.

Fellowship Application Deadline  for The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Fellowship : no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 28, 2011