EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY This program provides educational opportunities for Graduate Students.
Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
The program continues the use of two solicitations, one for the DDRI competition, one for all the other competitions.
This page and the solicitation highlighted below should be used by doctoral students and their advisors planning to submit Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) proposals to GSS.
This decision does not affect DDIGs that are already awarded.
We recognize that the independent research that was encouraged by the DDIGs has been an important aspect of training the next generation of scientists; we hope that this culture will continue.
The Program sets no priorities by either geographic region or time period.
It also has no priorities in regard to theoretical orientation or question and it is the responsibility of the applicant to explain convincingly why these are significant and have the potential to contribute to anthropological knowledge.
June 6, 2017 Dear Colleague: With this Dear Colleague Letter, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is notifying members of the research communities served by the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) to changes to the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) Program.
Following a process of internal review and discussion regarding available resources, both the DEB and IOS Divisions will no longer accept DDIG proposals.