Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Congressional Research Awards Applications Open

Applications for the Dirksen Congressional Center Congressional Research Awards are open and due on March 1, 2012.  The center will award up to a total of $35,000 in grants for 2013.  Individual awards are calculated on a competitive basis and range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500. 


More information is here; here's a brief overview:

The Center's first interest is to fund the study of the leadership in the Congress, both House and Senate.  Topics could include external factors shaping the exercise of congressional leadership, institutional conditions affecting it, resources and techniques used by leaders, or the prospects for change or continuity in the patterns of leadership.  In addition, the Center invites proposals about congressional procedures, such as committee operation or mechanisms for institutional change, and Congress and the electoral process.



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