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Congressional Research Grants Program


The program is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying the United States Congress, both House and Senate. Funds research on congressional leadership and the United States Congress. Available to graduate students for dissertation research. Not available for pre-PhD work. Funds not available for tuition or room and board. No funds provided for institutional overhead or indirect costs.

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  • CheckmarkMust be a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying American Studies, History, Journalism, Law/Legal Services, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Social Sciences

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Contact Frank H. Mackaman
Executive Director
Tel: 309-347-7113 Address The Dirksen Congressional Center
2815 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554-4219