Science of Science - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SOS DDRIG)

Award Info:

Two annual dates per year - February 10 and September 9

DDRIG proposals must be submitted with a principal investigator (PI) and a co-principal investigator (Co-PI). The PI must be the advisor of the doctoral student or another faculty member at the U.S. IHE where the doctoral student is enrolled. The doctoral student must be the Co-PI.

Awards may not exceed $20,000 in direct costs. There are no salaries or stipends for the graduate student or the advisor.


The Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SOS:DCI) program is designed to understand the scientific research enterprise and increase the public value of scientific activity. The program pursues this goal by supporting basic research in three fundamental areas:

-How to increase the rate of socially beneficial discovery;
-How to improve science communication outcomes; and
-How to expand the societal benefits of scientific activity.