Day: May 24, 2011

Hispanics in Higher Education Outstanding Disseration Competition

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), in conjunction with Educational Testing Service (ETS), has announced the third annual “Outstanding Dissertation Competition.”  The 2011 competition is open to those who have completed a dissertation between December 2009 and August 1, 2011 that either focuses on Hispanics in higher educatio or on select disciplines by an Hispanic student.  Details about the competition and recognition for the winners are available at www.aahhe.org.


NSF Docotral Dissertation Grants in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences

NSF is soliciting applications for the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) program. An estimated 200-300 grants will be awarded from a pool of approximately $2.5 million available annually across all programs. Grants are awarded to “doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student’s university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible.”  According to the notice, “the proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research.” Among the programs that support dissertation research are:  archaeology, cultural anthropology, documenting endangered languages, economics, political science, and sociology.  For a full list of eligible fields, as well as detailed information on application deadlines, please see the solicitation at:  nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547.


Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. View the full Request for Proposals for details and to submit your dissertation proposal. All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is an annual competitive program that awards up to fifteen Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A., or other doctoral students at accredited U.S. universities to support dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.