The Inter-American Foundation, an independent U.S. government agency, was created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF has carried out its mandate by responding with grant support for the most creative ideas for self-help received from grassroots groups and nongovernmental organizations. It also encourages partnerships among community organizations, business and local government directed at improving the quality of life for poor people and strengthening democratic practices.

Current Opportunities for Inter-American Foundation (IAF)

IAF Grassroots Development PhD Fellowship Program

Opportunity Type: Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018
Description: The IAF Grassroots Development Fellowship provides support for Ph.D. candidates currently enrolled in a U.S. university to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development. U.S. citizens and citizens of independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba) are eligible to apply. Fellowships last between 4 and 12 months and includes round-trip travel, research allowance, health insurance and a stipend of $1,500 per month for up to 12 months.

Contact Information

Inter-American Foundation (IAF)
1400 K Street, NW; Tenth Floor
Washington, DC 20005
www.iaf.gov/