Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award (Dissertation Award) in Honor of Robert M. Teeter

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Grant amount: US $5,000

Deadline: Mar 31, 2020

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be on the last year of their PhD

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Robert Teeter (1939-2004) spent over thirty years as a leader in public opinion analysis and campaign strategy, including the 1976 campaign of President Gerald R. Ford. In the latter part of his career, Mr. Teeter was a consultant to several major U.S. companies and served as a member on the Board of Directors for four companies, including UPS. This award has been made possible by the generous support of the Teeter family and friends and UPS.

The Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter is an annual award given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research and writing in any field related to any aspect of the United States political process and public policy during the last half of the 20th century. Of special interest is the role and analysis of public opinion in that process.

The Selection Committee encourages applications from doctoral students in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Public Policy
  • Foreign Relations
  • American Studies

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. program (coursework and examinations) except for the dissertation by the application deadline.
  • The award must support research to be conducted after the award is announced.
  • The award is made on merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or political affiliation.


  • The award will not be granted retroactively for research already completed.