**Congressional Research Awards Announcement**
DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than February 1,
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants
totaling $30,000 in 2006 to fund research on congressional leadership
and the U.S. Congress.
The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in
studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers,
scholars of public administration or American studies, and
journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate
students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus
to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for
The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study.
Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more
individuals are eligible.
There is no standard application form. Applicants are responsible for
showing the relationship between their work and the awards program
guidelines. Applications are accepted at any time. Incomplete
applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for
All application materials must be received no later than February 1,
2006. Awards will be announced in March 2006. Complete information
about eligibility and application procedures may be found at The
Center's Web site:
. Frank Mackaman
is the program officer -- mailto:fmackaman@...
The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M.
Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and
educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its
leaders. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Awards (formerly the
Congressional Research Grants) program has paid out $650,000 to
support 337 projects.
The Dirksen Congressional Center
Pekin, Illinois 61554
For more information about the Congressional Research Awards, contact
Frank Mackaman at: