Grant of the Week: Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants from the Social Science Research Council.

The Social Science Research Council’s Anxieties of Democracy program invites research proposals for its new “Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants”.

Processes of negotiating agreement in Congress are under great stress, yet we know very little about the mechanics, challenges, and remedies for this problem. Building on the Anxieties of Democracy program’s current work and the Social Science Research Council’s reputation as a leader in research granting competitions of the highest caliber, our goal is to induce scholars with diverse sets of expertise to probe this vital issue. Specifically, we seek to affect the character and emphases of research and writing about Congress within the academy, while developing understanding and approaches with the potential to influence legislative behavior.

The Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are generously funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The application deadline for the 2016 competition is September 12, 2016. Apply online here. A second competition for these grants will be announced early Spring 2017.

SSRC staff are available to assist with the application process. Please direct any inquiries to the SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program email account, democracy@ssrc.org. Please specify “NAC Research Grants” in the message subject line.

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