The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brandi Perri awarded 2016 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

Brandi Perri

Sociology graduate student Brandi Perri has been awarded a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for 2016.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate innovative dissertation research proposals through workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing guided by peer review and faculty mentorship. The program seeks young scholars who are interested in strengthening their dissertation research plans through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. By the end of the fellowship, participating students will complete a draft dissertation research proposal that can be reviewed with academic advisors.

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