Grants: Congressional Research Awards
Dec 10, 2009 10:26 PST
GRANTS: CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH AWARDS
DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than February 1, 2010.
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund
research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of
up to $35,000 will be available in 2010. Awards range from a few hundred
dollars to $3,500.
The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in
studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers,
scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists
are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who
have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and
awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.
The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study.
Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more
individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs
may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award.
There is no standard application form. Applicants are responsible for
showing the relationship between their work and the awards program
guidelines. Applications are accepted at any time. Applications which
exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded
to the screening committee for consideration.
All application materials must be received on or before February 1,
2010. Awards will be announced in March 2010.
Complete information about eligibility and application procedures may be
found at The Center's Web site:
http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm. PLEASE READ
THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer -
The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M.
Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational
organization devoted to the study of Congress and its leaders. Since
1978, the Congressional Research Awards (formerly the Congressional
Research Grants) program has paid out $776,188 to support 378 projects.
The Dirksen Congressional Center
Pekin, IL 61554
Web site: http://www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org