***GRANTS DEADLINE: Congressional Research Awards***
- For Release:
Frank H. Mackaman
The Dirksen Congressional Center
301 South 4th Street, Suite A
Pekin, IL 61554
***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, 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. 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.