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54FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Congressional Research Awards

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  • ckoeppel1
    Jan 27, 2006
      **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
      dissertation research.

      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:
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.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 $650,000 to
      support 337 projects.

      The Dirksen Congressional Center
      2815 Broadway
      Pekin, Illinois 61554

      For more information about the Congressional Research Awards, contact
      Frank Mackaman at:
      phone: 309.347.7113