GRANTS: CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH GRANTS
DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2014.
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund
research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. 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. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has
invested more than $915,136 to support over 425 projects. Applications are
accepted at any time, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections,
which are announced in April.
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 dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the
The grants program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study.
Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are
eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a
Congressional Research Grant.
Download the Word document -- Congressional Research Grant Application
> -- and complete the required
entries. You may send the application as a Word or PDF attachment to an e-mail
directed to Frank Mackaman at fmackaman@...
. Please insert the
following in the Subject Line: "CRG Application [insert your surname]." Thank
The Congressional Research Grant Application contains the following elements:
Applicant Information, Congressional Research Grant Project Description,
Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter (for graduate students only), and
Overhead Waiver Letter.
The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. Applications may
be single-spaced. Please use fonts no smaller than 10-point. This total does
NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver
Letter (one additional page).
All application materials must be received on or before March 1 of the current
year. Grants will be announced in April.
Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for
consideration, what could a Congressional Research Grant pay for, application
procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center's
. PLEASE READ
THOROUGHLY. Frank Mackaman is the program officer -
The Dirksen Congressional Center
2815 Broadway Road
Pekin, IL 61554