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14.516 Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants
Appropriations Act 2009 (Public Law 111-8, approved March 11, 2009).
To enable doctoral candidates enrolled at institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education to complete their research and dissertations on policy-relevant housing and urban development issues.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Costs incurred in the timely completion of a dissertation including stipends, computer software, the purchase of data, travel expenses to collect data, transcription services, and compensation for interviews. Grants cannot be used for tuition, computer hardware, or meals. Indirect cost and honorariums cannot be charged under this program.
Applicants must be accredited institutions of higher education recognized by the Department of Education that sponsor doctoral students who are currently enrolled and matriculating and have been accepted into candidacy in an accredited doctoral program. However, the sponsored doctoral student is responsible for the completion of the application (with the assistance of the institution).
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Beneficiaries are doctoral students.
Doctoral students must meet the following requirements:
(1) Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited doctoral program;
(2) and either a U.S. citizen or U.S. national (such as a person born in Swains Island or American Samoa) with the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1408 or be a lawful permanent resident (recipient of an Alien Registration Recipient Card-Form I-551,commonly referred to as a Green Card) or other qualified alien (such as an alien who has been granted asylum or refugee status) within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1651 (b); (3) By the application deadline date, the student's dissertation propose/prospectus has been accepted by the full dissertation committee;
(3) The student will have an assigned dissertation advisor;
(4) By September 1, 2009, the student will have satisfactorily completed all other written and oral doctoral degrees requirements, including all examinations, except the dissertation. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that sponsor a doctoral student are the official applicants. However, the sponsor doctoral student is responsible for the completion of the application with the assistance of the institution. Students will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available online at Grants.gov.
Applications will be reviewed against published criteria, rated and ranked, and awards will be made to the highest-ranking applications. If a doctoral student turns down the award offered, HUD will make an offer to the next highest-ranking application.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
Announcement of awards are anticipated on or before September 30th.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
HUD makes grants available for a performance period of two years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
All grant recipients are required to submit a progress report and Program Logic Model halfway through the grant period. At the end of the grant performance period, doctoral students must submit to HUD two copies and a CD-Rom containing an electronic copy of the approved dissertation in it final version and a final complete Logic Model, as well as a signed letter of approval from the dissertation committee. No cash reports are required. The narrative portion of the progress report must reflect the activities undertaken during the reporting period. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
The institution must maintain information on grant disbursement.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 08 $300,000; FY 09 est $200,000; FY 10 est $250,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
$25,000 a grant for a maximum 2-year performance period.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available on Grants.gov. More information about previously awarded grants is provided at www.oup.org.
Regional or Local Office:
Sandra Susan Brunson, 451 7th Street, Room 8226, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Susan.S.Brunson@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-3852.
Web Site Address:
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EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
A competitive process is used in selecting grants. Criteria will be published in the annual NOFA.