This program has been archived.
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
Political Science Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (PS DDRIG)
|Brian D. Humes-Program Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-7284||W13217|
|Zaryab Iqbal- Program Directoremail@example.com||(703) 292 -7174||W13241|
|Monique Moore-Program Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-4951||W1711|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.
In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance. The Program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline.
This program provides educational opportunities for Graduate Students. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.