Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship 2014

Deadline: January 20, 2014

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Fellowship.  The DSD fellowship aims at funding Policy-Relevant Research in Latin America and the Caribbean. It program supports research on drugs, citizen security and democratic governance, with a goal of producing evidence-based knowledge and influencing drug policy. The fellowship seeks to develop a concentration of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant outcomes and membership in a global interdisciplinary network. The program encourages interdisciplinary and comparative projects and those that address transnational and trans-regional issues.


  • Applications are welcome from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers conducting research that addresses the primary theme of drugs in relation to security and/or democracy in Latin America or the Caribbean.
  • Eligible applicants will fall into one of the following two categories:
    • Dissertation Fellowship: This competition is open to PhD and JSD candidates worldwide who have an approved dissertation prospectus by July 1, 2014, but have not completed writing for final submission.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship: The competition is open to PhD and JSD recipients worldwide who have completed their PhD within 7 years of the application deadline (on or after January 20, 2007).
  • If you are proposing to conduct research in a non-native language, you should provide evidence of the necessary proficiency to carry out the project.
  • The program strongly encourages citizens and residents of Latin America and the Caribbean to apply.


The DSD Program is funded by the Open Society Foundations and the International Development Research Centre. The program is a partnership between OSF, IDRC, the SSRC, Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico.

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