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General Eligibility Requirements

The ISM Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program seeks qualified applicants from a diverse population, regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Previous awardees are ineligible. 
  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited university. Candidates from outside of the United States are eligible to participate. (All grants will be made in US funds.) 
  • ISM reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding the awards. 
  • Candidates have three years from the time of award to complete their dissertation. Candidates who do not successfully complete their dissertation will not receive the second half of the research grant.

ISM will notify the successful candidate no later than May 20, 2016.


ISM Grant Overview
2016 Dissertation Grant Application Process and Evaluation Criteria
Sample Research Topics