Nature of the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program
Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars)
The end of the calendar year typically marks an exciting time for TIRF, as we have a tradition of opening the next year’s Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. We are pleased to announce that we are once again able to offer our DDGs in 2017. The Foundation’s DDG program is designed to provide awards for
Doctoral Dissertation Help Grants Education
Title: Poverty and Sickness among Women in Nairobi, Kenya: Cultural Models of Managing HIV/AIDS in the Absence of Biomedical Treatment.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, University of Alabama and College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Awards
The written proposal is modeled on what is required for a project description for an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. The project description is a major part of the full grant application, so students are encouraged to complete a grant application and apply for dissertation funding. For those who choose not to seek NSF funding, the proposal format is still likely to be helpful for other types of fellowship and funding applications.Ashley Dumas
Title: The Role of Salt in the Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Transition in Southwest Alabama.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award
2006 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (BCS 0622576) “Market integration, stress, and child health among the Tsimane’ of the Bolivian Amazon.” ($12,000) PI-Colleen Nyberg, Co-PI Thomas McDadeCongratulations to Diana Graizbord who was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to support her ethnographic research onsocial policy making in Mexico.The 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition is now open. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (United States & Canada). Award decisions will be made in late August 2017 and announced on our website and via our newsletter.Sarah Szurek
Title: Cultural Models of Food and Social Networks Among Mexican Immigrants in the Southeastern United States.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
Current Position: Francois Dengah
Title: Finding Success and Health through God: A Study of Cultural Models and Health among Brazilian Pentecostals.
Honors: NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, College of Arts & Sciences and University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Awards