GRANTS DEADLINE: Congressional Research Awards
- For Release:
Frank H. Mackaman
The Dirksen Congressional Center
Pekin, IL 61554
**Congressional Research Awards Announcement**
DEADLINE: Proposals must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2004
The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants
totaling $35,000 in 2004 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,
2004. Awards will be announced in March 2004. Complete
information about eligibility and application procedures may be
found at The Center's Web site:
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 $585,500 to
support 315 projects.