Resources for Writing a Dissertation

Phil Roeder, "The Prospectus" (PDF)

Jeffry Frieden, "Research Proposal Template" (PDF): A one-page template applicable to any social science research project from a seminar paper to a dissertation.

Don Davis, "Ph.D. Thesis Research: Where do I Start?": A useful note from a trade economist at Columbia that is relevant to all social science PhD students. Just substitute "political science" for every reference to "economics" and you'll be fine...

Adam Przeworski and Frank Salomon, "The Art of Writing Proposals: Some Candid Suggestions for Applicants to Social Science Research Council Competitions": This one's about how to write a grant proposal.