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33***GRANTS DEADLINE: Congressional Research Awards***

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  • Cindy Koeppel
    Jan 28, 2003
      For Release:

      Frank H. Mackaman
      The Dirksen Congressional Center
      301 South 4th Street, Suite A
      Pekin, IL 61554
      309.347.6432 FAX

      Congressional Research Awards Announcement

      DEADLINE: Proposals must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2003

      The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants
      totaling $35,000 in 2003 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,
      journalists, and research teams of two or more individuals 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 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. All application
      materials must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2003. Awards will
      be announced in March 2003. Complete information about eligibility and
      application procedures may be found at The Center’s Web site:
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/grantcongresearchaward.htm 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 $553,592 to support 306 projects.
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