Dissertation Research Improvement (DRIG) grants are awarded annually to support or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by graduate students in the School of Social Sciences who have completed their coursework and who have advanced to candidacy or will advance to candidacy by the time the awards are made. All subject areas and methodologies within the School will be considered equally. For more detailed information, please visit the grant's homepage.
Graduate students in the School of Social Sciences who have completed their coursework and who have advanced to candidacy or will advance to candidacy by the time the awards are made.
Proposals will be evaluated by the School of Social Sciences’ Faculty Advisory Committee, a 14-member panel which consists of two members from each department in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Sport Management).
The primary criterion is the quality of the research itself: the significance, sophistication, innovation, and application of the proposed research. The following criteria will be used by the committee to assess proposals, and applicants are strongly urged to consider them when writing the proposal narrative:
Submit the following to the Social Science Research Institute Office (Baker 180-I) or to Christopher Rodriguez (email@example.com; 713-348-2985) no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 7, 2017. Questions related to the application preparation should also be directed to Chris. Please note that the application materials should be prepared using a minimum of 11-point Arial or Times New Roman and one-inch margins.