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2018 NASPA Region VI Research Division Research & Assessment Grant Proposal Information


Submission Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018

NASPA Region VI is accepting applications to support new research of its members by offering research and assessment grant awards. Region VI is making available up to $6,000 annually in research and/ or assessment grants for Region VI members. This funding is to be used for research expenses incurred during the grant time.

The maximum award for an individual or research group is $1,000 annually for projects that include faculty and student affairs practitioners and is $2,000 annually for those projects that also include graduate students and/or unpublished practitioners as part of the research team. Region VI is interested in funding research and assessment in student affairs that furthers our understanding of the student affairs profession, student development and student learning and are consistent with the mission of NASPA’s Research Division:

To promote NASPA's core value of spirit of inquiry and advance knowledge creation and dissemination in the fields of student affairs and higher education in order to keep NASPA members up to date on the most current scholarship related to postsecondary education and postsecondary students. (para. 2)
 

The grant application deadline is Monday, Otober 22, 2018. Grant recipients will be announced during the NASPA Region VI regional conferences during the awards luncheon and will be listed in the regional newsletter.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

(1) overall proposal including originality and creativity, response to current trends and issues, clarity, value, understanding of student development and learning outcomes, application of theory to practice, writing style, and the degree to which it is based on research literature and theory, (2) research design; and (3) proposed budget. 

Timeline for the grant proposal application process is as follows:

1. October 22, 2018: Proposals due
2. October/November: Panel review, awards announcements, communication with all applicants
3. November: Winners announced at 2018 Western Regional Conference
4. 2019 Western Regional Conference: Award recipients provide an executive summary of findings and details account of how the funds were spent to the NASPA Region VI Advisory Board; award recipients present research and findings at the regional conference

To apply for the NASPA Region VI Research & Assessment Grant, please complete and submit the following online application.

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Statement

“I agree to acknowledge Region VI funding support in all phases of research. I will not use any portion of the project for commercial purposes (i.e. selling an instrument for profit). I will deposit the grant funds into an institutional account and use them as indicated in my grant proposal. I will provide the NASPA Region VI Advisory Board with an executive summary of my findings and a detailed account of how the funds were expended by the NASPA 2018 Western Regional conference. I will present the funded research project via poster session or concurrent session at the NASPA 2018 Western Regional conference or submit an article for publication by fall of 2018 to the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.”

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Purpose of the Research
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Literature Review
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Methodology
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  • Description of the participants and research site;
  • Description of the data collection techniques (survey, interview, observation, existing data), including any instrument(s) or protocols;
  • Description of the proposed data analysis;
  • Strategies to ensure soundness (validity, reliability, trustworthiness, etc.) of the research process;
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Audience
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Budget
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Level of Support
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Dissemination to Region VI
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Researcher Credentials
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Confirmation of Information
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