NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences

Application deadline:   October 13, 2016

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

A student must have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. degree before the submission deadline to be eligible to submit a proposal. The proposal must be submitted through regular organizational channels by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student. The student must be enrolled at a U.S. institution, but need not be a U.S. citizen.

Proposals may request up to $13,000 in Direct Costs and a duration of up to 24 months.

For complete information about this opportunity, see the program solicitation linked from: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5234

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