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Competition Details

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Fellowship Website

Offered in a variety of STEM and Social Science fields, these awards provide dissertation support to graduate students.

The proposals typically must be submitted by the Dissertation Advisor/PI on behalf of the student.

Application processes and deadlines vary widely by field - students should read the NSF solicitation for their particular field with great care.

Award Value

Amounts vary depending on discipline, but can range from $12,000 to $20,000 over one or two years.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Masters, Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average


No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Doctoral
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences
Areas of Interest: Research
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

Last updated: June 21, 2016