Skip to Main Content
Office of Grant Development

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Economics - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG)

Amount Note:

DDRIG awards are designed to cover expenses such as travel to the research site, special equipment, and participation fees. DDRIGs do not provide cost-of-living or other stipends or tuition.

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.


The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances economics science. Proposals for DDRIGs in Economics should follow the directions for submissions in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG). One of the areas in which the proposal will be evaluated is your competence to carry out the research. It would be beneficial for you to include any other information that can help reviewers evaluate how well prepared you are to conduct the research.

Last Updated On: 2018-04-02

Go Back