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Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Who is eligible to apply...

Applicants must be currently enrolled and matriculating students who have been accepted into candidacy in an accredited doctoral program at an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must have a fully developed and approved dissertation proposal. Applicants must also demonstrate that their institution will provide support, such as tuition waivers, office space, equipment, etc.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
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Applicants must provide evidence from their dissertation committee chairs that (1) by the application due date, the dissertation has been accepted by the full dissertation committee and the applicant has been assigned a dissertation advisor; (2) by September of the application year, all other written and oral Ph.D. requirements, except the dissertation will have been completed; and (3) it is realistic to believe that the dissertation can be completed within the 2-year grant period.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.