The NSF DDRIG in Human Environment and Geographical Sciences provides funding for fieldwork and other research costs not normally covered by the grantee’s university. UChicago doctoral candidates should consult the SSRC DDRIG toolkit for program dates, timelines and other institutional requirements.

Project budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the work to be conducted. Awards may not exceed $20,000, an amount that includes both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of the award.

Eligible Research

The Human Environment and Geographical Sciences Program supports basic research about the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth.  Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales.  Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they offer promise of enhancing fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns.

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