- National Science Foundation
(NSF): Grants for Improving Doctoral Dissertation Research
- Annual program to improve the quality of doctoral dissertation
research by means of allowing candidates to greater creativity in
gathering and analysis of data than would be otherwise possible.
- FIELD OF STUDY:
- Dissertation improvement awards are available only in certain
disciplines, including the social and behavioral sciences and certain
biological sciences. No dissertation improvement awards are made in the
mathematical and physical sciences, the geosciences, engineering,
cellular and molecular biology, or physiology.
- Graduate students beginning to research their dissertation
topics. No citizenship requirements. Women and minorities strongly
encouraged to apply. Proposal must be submitted through dissertation
- Payment for items such as travel to specialized facilities,
sample survey costs, microfilms, payments to subjects, rental of
environmental chambers, and other research facilities that cannot be
provided by the university.
- Deadlines differ between NSF's various divisions - check web
- www.nsf.gov Each division
that administers these grants treats applications in a different way.
Doctoral students who wish to apply for a dissertation improvement
grant should write directly to the appropriate research division(s).