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.


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