Developing Global Scientists and Engineers Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)

This program supports dissertation research conducted by graduate students at a foreign site.

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

No deadlines apply; proposals may be submitted at any time. Whereas the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) component of the program supports groups of U.S. undergraduate or graduate students conducting research abroad in collaboration with foreign investigators, the Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects component supports the dissertation research abroad of one doctoral student in collaboration with a foreign investigator.

Eligible students should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in Ph.D. programs at U.S. institutions who have advanced to candidacy before the submission date. Students from developing countries who are enrolled in Ph.D. programs at U.S. institutions may also apply, but preference is given to qualified U.S. applicants. Before applying, applicants should investigate the dissertation enhancement programs that NSF supports in several disciplines; many of these programs allow for greater budget flexibility when there is an international dimension to the project. Proposals cannot be submitted for simultaneous review to both a research directorate and OISE for the same dissertation project.

How to Apply
Proposals must be submitted by the faculty advisor of the graduate student whose dissertation project is the subject of the proposal. View the complete guidelines.