Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants
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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Policy Development and Research
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Title V, 12 U.S.C 1701z-1 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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).
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, 2010, 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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 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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Announcement of awards are anticipated on or before September 30th.
How are proposals selected?
A competitive process is used in selecting grants. Criteria will be published in the annual NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
All grant recipients are required to submit a progress report and Program Logic Model annually 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. At the end of the grant period the applicant must submit a budget report. 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.
Other Assistance Considerations
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 2 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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.
http://www.oup.org and www.hud.gov
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 10 $400,000; FY 11 est $400,000; and FY 12 est $1,000,000
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.
Examples of Funded Projects