Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants

To enable doctoral candidates enrolled at institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education to complete their research and dissertations on policy-relevant housing and urban development issues.



Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Costs incurred in the timely completion of a dissertation including stipends, computer software, the purchase of data, travel expenses to collect data, transcription services, and compensation for interviews.

Grants cannot be used for tuition, computer hardware, or meals.

Indirect cost and honorariums cannot be charged under this program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be accredited institutions of higher education recognized by the Department of Education that sponsor doctoral students who are currently enrolled and matriculating and have been accepted into candidacy in an accredited doctoral program.

However, the sponsored doctoral student is responsible for the completion of the application (with the assistance of the institution).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries are doctoral students.

Credentials/Documentation

Doctoral students must meet the following requirements: (1) Be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited doctoral program; (2) and either a U.S. citizen or U.S. national (such as a person born in Swains Island or American Samoa) with the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1408 or be a lawful permanent resident (recipient of an Alien Registration Recipient Card-Form I-551,commonly referred to as a Green Card) or other qualified alien (such as an alien who has been granted asylum or refugee status) within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1651 (b); (3) By the application deadline date, the student's dissertation propose/prospectus has been accepted by the full dissertation committee; (3) The student will have an assigned dissertation advisor; (4) By September 1, 2010, the student will have satisfactorily completed all other written and oral doctoral degrees requirements, including all examinations, except the dissertation. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education that sponsor a doctoral student are the official applicants. However, the sponsor doctoral student is responsible for the completion of the application with the assistance of the institution. Students will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available online at Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Applications will be reviewed against published criteria, rated and ranked, and awards will be made to the highest-ranking applications. If a doctoral student turns down the award offered, HUD will make an offer to the next highest-ranking application.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Title V, 12 U.S.C 1701z-1 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Announcement of awards are anticipated on or before September 30th.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

HUD makes grants available for a performance period of 2 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All grant recipients are required to submit a progress report and Program Logic Model annually through the grant period.

At the end of the grant performance period, doctoral students must submit to HUD two copies and a CD-Rom containing an electronic copy of the approved dissertation in it final version and a final complete Logic Model, as well as a signed letter of approval from the dissertation committee.

At the end of the grant period the applicant must submit a budget report.

The narrative portion of the progress report must reflect the activities undertaken during the reporting period.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

The institution must maintain information on grant disbursement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0108-0-1-451.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$25,000 a grant for a maximum 2-year performance period.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available on Grants.gov. More information about previously awarded grants is provided at www.oup.org.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Sandra Susan Brunson, 451 7th Street, Room 8230, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Susan.S.Brunson@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-3852.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

A competitive process is used in selecting grants. Criteria will be published in the annual NOFA.



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