Robert H. Michel Special Project
The Dirksen Congressional Center announces the resumption of its special project funding, now named the Robert H.
Michel Special Project Grants. Through these financial awards, The Center will support work to enhance understanding
of the U.S. Congress. Individuals and organizations may apply for a Michel Special Project Grant.
The Center serves two primary audiences: scholars who conduct research about Congress and teachers who teach social
studies, history, political science, and other subjects which relate to Congress. Accordingly, the Michel Special Projects
grants are intended to fund work that advances the public understanding of the federal legislature through research and
Examples of eligible projects include conferences that bring together congressional scholars, the collection or publication
of resources useful for research, efforts by teachers to develop creative ways to teach about Congress, and publications,
especially those with appeal beyond academia. IMPORTANT: The projects must have as their central focus the
U.S. Congress. We particularly value innovative endeavors that have the potential to reach a broad audience.
Although funding for the Special Project Grants is variable, we expect to award approximately $35,000 in total per year.
Individual awards will fall generally in the $2,500 to $5,000 range.
FY 2010 Funding | Environmental Education
| Conservation Programs Science and Mathematics
| Literacy and Education |
Nonfiction Publishing | Classroom-Based Research
| Spencer Foundation | Solid Waste Management
| Cancer Outreach | Student Support Services
| Film Projects | Welfare, Education,
Environment | Partner University Fund |
Mathematics Education Trust |
American Political Science |
Multi-Country Research |
Congressional Research |
Robert H. Michel Special Project |
Advanced Language Training |
America's Media Makers |
Innovative Technology |