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DDIG Update


June 7, 2017

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and will no longer accept Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) proposals. This decision does not affect DDIGs that are already awarded. A Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 17-094) and accompanying FAQ (NSF 17-095) provide more detail about these changes to the DDIG Program. If you have any questions pertaining to graduate student support under existing awards or future grant proposals, please contact the cognizant program director in the relevant Division.

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