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Competition Details

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant


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

About this Fellowship

Offered primarily in Social Science fields, these awards provide support to graduate students for expenses related to dissertation research.

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

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

Current fields offering DDRIG awards include archaeology, arctic sciences, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, decision, risk, and management sciences, economics, human environment and geographical sciences, and linguistics.

Additional DDRIG programs are currently administered by professional associations. For students in sociology and political science, consult the websites of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA) respectively for information on how to apply.

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

Last updated: December 15, 2022

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