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217Grants Deadline: Congressional Research Awards

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  • ckoeppel1
    Jan 10, 2005
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      **Congressional Research Awards Announcement**

      DEADLINE: Proposals must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2005

      The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants
      totaling $35,000 in 2005 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 to apply and awards a significant
      portion of the funds for dissertation research. Undergraduate or pre-
      Ph.D. study, research teams of two or more individuals, and
      organizations are not 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
      consideration.

      All application materials must be postmarked on or before February 1,
      2005. Awards will be announced in March 2005. Complete information
      about eligibility and application procedures may be found at The
      Center's Web site:
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm. Frank Mackaman is
      the program officer -- 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 $620,000 to
      support 325 projects.
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