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