FYI: Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Discipline of Linguistics
NSF’s Linguistics Program has published a solicitation (NSF 14-551) for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Ling-DDRI). The solicitation is available via the following web link: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033.
This solicitation provides instructions for the preparation of proposals to be submitted to the Linguistics Program for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants. It replaces instructions that had been included in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE-DDRIG) announcement (NSF 11-547). The advisor or another faculty member serving as the principal investigator (PI) of the proposal is now required to submit a signed statement affirming that the student will be able to undertake the proposed research soon after a DDRI award is made. In addition, the PI must affirm that she/he has read the proposal and believes that it makes a strong case for support of the dissertation research project.
This solicitation also provides new clarification regarding certain aspects of DDRI proposal preparation for submission to the Linguistics Program. Doctoral students are limited to two DDRI submissions in the course of their graduate career; however, there is no limitation on the number of times that a graduate advisor may be the principal investigator on a DDRI proposal submitted to the Linguistics Program, either during a specific competition or over the course of her/his career.
Target dates for submitting DDRI proposals remain unchanged: January 15th and July 15th, annually.