ELMO Pre-Dissertation Funding


  • Doctoral students in the Laney Graduate School with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants must be pre-registered and enrolled at Emory for the semester following their field experience        
  • Applicants must have prior research experience/appropriate coursework and/or have participated in a relevant independent project
  • Proficiency in the project country's primary language is preferred, but not required

Requirements for pre-dissertation fieldwork using ELMO



  • Awards range from $2000-$3500 depending on the kind of opportunity involved (duration and location of field work).
  • IDN grants may be combined with other Emory funding as long as total Emory funding does not exceed $5000.
  • Students may use IDN funds toward the cost of international airfare, housing, food, local transportation, visas, and vaccinations.
  • Students may receive funding from IDN only one time.
  • Students conducting research that requires IRB approval must receive approval before beginning their project.

Questions?  Please contact Obse Ababiya (obse.ababiya@emory.edu).