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  • Cindy Koeppel
    GRANTS: CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH AWARDS 2011 DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2011. The Dirksen Congressional Center invites
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      GRANTS: CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH AWARDS 2011

      DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2011.

      The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund
      research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of up to
      $35,000 will be available in 2011. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to
      $3,500. Stipends will be awarded to individuals (not organizations) on a
      competitive basis. Grants will normally extend for one year. In some
      circumstances, the Center will make more than one award to a single individual
      in consecutive years, but not more than three awards to the same person in a
      five-year period.

      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
      United States.

      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. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a
      Congressional Research Award.

      We accept only proposals submitted via the online application form posted at
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/CRAForm/form.html. The form consists of the
      following elements and must not exceed nine pages when printed (excluding the
      Application Summary) --Application Summary, Reference Letter, Overhead Waiver
      Letter, Congressional Research Awards Project Description, Budget, and
      Curriculum Vita.

      Applications which exceed the page limit and incomplete applications will NOT
      be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration.

      All application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2011. Awards
      will be announced in April 2011.

      Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for
      consideration, what could a Congressional Research Award pay for, application
      procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center's Web
      site: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm. PLEASE READ
      THOROUGHLY. 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 $813,071 to support 390 projects.


      Cindy Koeppel

      The Dirksen Congressional Center

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