GRANTS DEADLINE: Congressional Research Awards
From: The Dirksen Congressional Center
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:
Frank Mackaman is the program officer
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.