The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) and Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) award grants 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. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question. In an effort to improve the quality of dissertation research, many programs in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
and the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) accept doctoral dissertation improvement grant proposals. Items such as budget limitations, target dates and/or deadlines, page length restrictions, and review procedures vary widely across programs. Please consult the relevant program's webpage for specific information and contact the program director if necessary. The following programs support dissertation research: (BCS) Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; Geography and Regional Science; Linguistics; Perception, Action and Cognition; Physical Anthropology; (SES) Decision, Risk and Management Science; Economics; Law and Social Science; Political Science; Science and Technology Studies; Sociology; Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science and Technology.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
NSF Publication 05-574
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