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National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG)

Date posted: 03/17/2010

Award: Award ceiling: $15,000. Estimated total program funding: $1,600,000; est. number of awards: 100 to 120

Field: Biological Sciences

Eligibility: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -U.S. institutions and organizations that are eligible for awards from the National Science Foundation, including colleges, universities, and other nonprofit research organizations.

Contact Information:

Name: DEB Program Officer
Phone: 703-292-8480
Web site:

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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 to improve the overall quality of research. 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. Full Proposal Deadline: 5 pm, 2nd Thursday in October, annually.

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