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Call for Submissions - 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Grants

Monday, January 17, 2022 at 12:00 AM (EST) to Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EDT)

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Call for Submissions - 2022 Doctoral Dissertation Grants

Each year, applicants who have been advanced to candidacy in legitimate PhD or EdD programs are invited to submit proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs). (By “advanced to candidacy” we mean [a] having completed all required course work, if any, and [b] having had a research plan approved by the candidate’s university committee.) Proposals are reviewed by a TIRF committee of established international researchers. DDGs are provided in the amount of up to US $5,000 per awardee.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Additonal Details:
Information about the DDG program and applications can be found here:
Should you have any questions, please write to

Applicants must

  • Be enrolled in a legitimate doctoral program
  • Be advanced to candidacy and have had a research plan approved by a faculty committee at their university
  • Write a proposal which is clearly related to one or more of TIRF’s Research Topics
  • Follow specific instructions located in the call for proposals
  • Have their research supervisor submit an official letter of support attesting to the applicant’s readiness to complete the doctoral dissertation.
  • Please note that DDG applicants do not need to be U.S. citizens. [Applicants need not be citizens of any particular country or members of any particular professional association. Applicants just have to be advanced to candidacy (i.e., have completed any required coursework and/or exams) and have your research plan approved by the time at applcation.]

Research Topics
TIRF’s current research topics are listed below. Please click on a topic to read more about it. TIRF reserves the right to change its priority topics at any time.