NSF Science, Technology and Society (STS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

NSF STS Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) provide funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available through the student's university. Deadline: August 3, 2018 (August 3 annually thereafter).

DDRIG proposals should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines for regular research proposals specified in NSF’s Proposals and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The Project Description should not exceed 10 pages and should describe the scientific significance of the work, including its relationship to other current research, and the design of the project in sufficient detail to permit evaluation. It should present and interpret progress to date if the research is already underway.

  • Only doctoral students who are enrolled in graduate programs at US graduate research institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Doctoral students must have passed the qualifying exams, have completed all course work required for the degree, and have official approval of the dissertation topic prior to receiving the award.

For more information, visit the NSF STS Program.