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Tips for preparing your DDIG application

We are reposting this earlier post about the DDIGs, the next deadline is 13 October, 2017.

The current solicitation is NSF 13-568.

IOS in Focus

The deadline for submitting Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIG) is fast approaching! All materials must be submitted in Fastlane by October 9, 2014. Awards are made for doctoral candidates to expand an existing body of dissertation research. They may also include participation in scientific meetings, and fees for research in specialized facilities or field settings, see the DDIG solicitation for more details on allowable costs.

Here are some top tips from an IOS program officer:

1) In IOS, DDIG applications are ONLY accepted for the Behavioral Systems Cluster. In other words, if your research questions are unrelated to the field of Animal Behavior, you will not be eligible for IOS funding through the DDIG program. Read here to learn more about the Behavioral Systems Cluster. If you have questions about whether your research is eligible, contact an IOS DDIG program officer (contact info below).

2) The “Context for Improvement” document…

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