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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 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.

Current fields offering DDRIG awards include, but are not limited to, archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, economics, geography and spatial sciences, linguistics, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, and sociology.

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


No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: February 1, 2022

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