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National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG) support dissertation research in the following fields; Archaeology; Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Decision Risk and Management Science; Documenting Endangered Languages; Economics, Geography; Law and Social Sciences; Linguistics; Mathematical Sciences; Political Science; science and technology studies; and Sociology. Check the program area sites within NSF for details on specific programs.


vary by NSF division

Application Procedure:
Must be submitted through the university

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Doctoral student - require ABD status at start of award

Award Type:

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
STEM fields and Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
July 11, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17