Here is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Dissertation Scholars Program.
- Do you allow for overhead costs?
This grant does not support overhead costs.
- Do you allow for indirect costs?
Please email us to discuss the specifics of the expenses.
- When will the grant be disbursed?
The goal is to have funds disbursed by March.
- When does the money have to be spent by?
The Bobst Center does not require the money to be spent by a certain date, but it should be spent before you graduate. Please confer with your home institution as to whether they have any specifications.
- Can I defer acceptance?
Unfortunately, because this program is annually run, we cannot offer deferments.
- How can I get the full amount of $12,000?
The selection committee will review the proposal and budget in detail and will determine the amount of each award, not to exceed $12,000.
- Is a bibliography/citations section counted in the 3,500-word count of the proposal?
- I am graduating this upcoming May, can I still apply for this grant?
The research funds will have to be spent before you graduate, so this may not be feasible. Please consult with your dissertation advisor.
- My PhD is in a field other than Political Science, but my research is related, can I still apply for this grant?
You may still apply if your research relates explicitly to topics studied in political science.
- Can this grant be used to defray living expenses?
The intention of this grant is to help directly support research efforts towards your dissertation. It does not support living expenses.
- How many times can I apply for this grant?
You can only receive this grant once, but there is no limit on the number of times you may apply.
- How many times can I be awarded this grant?