The Rapoport Family Foundation seeks to support dissertation research in American political behavior for PhD students.
The Rapoport Doctoral Dissertation Grants are available to all US-based graduate students who are at the point of initiating or are already conducting dissertation research focused on advancing knowledge and understanding of political behavior.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
The Rapoport Family Foundation is committed to supporting a broadly diverse group of scholars by ensuring that the applicants, grant panel, and grantees represent diverse demographic backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented populations, and research interests.
Each dissertation will be provided a grant up to $15,000 to support survey research. The money should be used for survey research conducted via an academically recognized survey organization (e.g. YouGov, GfK, NORC). Up to 15 dissertation grants will be awarded.
We seek proposals that break new ground in the hypotheses they investigate, the procedures they employ, or both. Proposals that report trial runs of novel and focal ideas will be viewed as more credible. Proposals will be considered in the context of their originality and potentially transformative qualities, the organization and pragmatism of the research plan, and value of substantive and methodological diversity in research.
All participants will be invited to join an optional shared email listserv.
Working papers and publications resulting from this funding should acknowledge the Rapoport Family Foundation.
PhD students in political behavior at universities accredited in and having a campus located in the United States. We regret that we cannot provide opportunities to any other individuals and groups.
Submissions will be accepted beginning January 5th, 2022 through February 16th, 2022.
To be successful, a proposal must include:
We seek proposals that break new ground in the hypotheses they investigate, the procedures they employ, or both. Proposals that report trial runs of novel and focal ideas will be viewed as more credible.
In a limited number of cases, we can provide additional funding for respondent-questions. Such requests, however, are required to pass higher review standards than regular proposals. If the request entails substantial additional costs, we will have to reject the proposal or ask the proposer to pay the additional cost.