OVERVIEW The National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) are grant awards for doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research.
These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university.
DDRI proposals to document the linguistic properties of endangered languages should be submitted to the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Program: EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY This program provides educational opportunities for Graduate Students.
The following programs provide either direct (i.e., from NSF) or indirect (i.e., from an awardee institution) funding for students at this level or identify programs that focus on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention.
Funds are held in a university or department account.
APPLICATIONS MATERIALS AND BUDGET The Faculty-PI and the student would submit a proposal with the support of the UCSB Office of Research.
For detailed information concerning these two types of grants, please review Chapter II.
E of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).
Proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants in Economics should follow the directions for submissions in the Doctoral Dissertation Program Announcement (NSF 06-605) and Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), especially the instructions for spacing (single-spaced), length (15 pages for the project description), font size (12 point is best, no smaller than 15 characters/2.5 cm), biographical sketches , and proposal summary.
The summary must address in separate paragraphs the “intellectual merit” and the “broader impacts.” Proposals that violate these regulations, in an attempt to squeeze in more information, antagonize reviewers and may be returned without consideration.