Dirksen Congressional Research Awards

Posted by on December 16, 2005

**Congressional Research Awards Announcement**

DEADLINE: All proposals must be received no later than February 1, 2006.

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants totaling $30,000 in 2006 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 who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research.

The awards program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are 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. Incomplete applications will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration.

All application materials must be received no later than February 1, 2006. Awards will be announced in March 2006. Complete information about eligibility and application procedures may be found at The Center’s Web site: <a href="http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm">http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm</a>. Frank Mackaman is the program officer — mailto:fmackaman@dirksencenter.org.

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 $650,000 to support 337 projects.

The Dirksen Congressional Center
2815 Broadway
Pekin, Illinois 61554

For more information about the Congressional Research Awards, contact Frank Mackaman at: fmackaman@dirksencenter.org or 309.347.7113.

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