APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Now Accepting Applications

Applications now open for the APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) are due June 15, 2020.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made an award to APSA to administer the Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant program. The total award of the grant is $1,410,000 for a three year period, starting with the 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants competition.

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant project provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation research in political science. Awards will support basic research which is theoretically derived and empirically oriented. The APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant program will award up to twenty grants yearly of between $10,000 and $15,000 to support doctoral dissertation research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics.

Eligibility:

The APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants are available to all US-based graduate students who are at the point of initiating or are already conducting empirical dissertation research focused on advancing knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Applicants must be enrolled at a doctoral degree granting university at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled at a university accredited in and having a campus located in the United States.
  • Applicants must have completed all preliminary degree requirements at the time of their application, including having successfully completed comprehensive exams and a dissertation prospectus defense.
  • Applicants must be sponsored by their dissertation adviser.
  • Applicants must be endorsed by their graduate institution. If the grant application is  successful, grant funds will be distributed through the student’s host institution.

For more information about the grant, the application, and eligibility, visit the APSA DDRIG website. The application can be found here. If you have any additional questions, please contact Jessica or Meghan at dissertations@apsanet.org

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