NSF grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question.
Congratulations Jessica on receiving this grant for your research entitled: "American Dream Dying? The meaning of economic stratification in the post-recession era."!