2019-2020 NASPA Region VI Research & Assessment Grant Proposal Now Open!

Dr. Gyasmine George-Williams, NASPA Region VI Research Division Rep

October 16, 2019

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 $2,000 annually for projects that include faculty and student affairs practitioners and is $1,000 annually for those projects that also include graduate students and/or unpublished practitioners as part of the research team.

There are four awards available this cycle- ($6,000 total):

2 Grants- Individual or Research Team Award- each worth $2,000


2 Grants- Graduate Student Research Award- each worth $1000

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 Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Grant recipients will be recognized during the 2020 NASPA Region VI regional conferences during the awards luncheon and will be listed on all NASPA social media outlets and NASPA website.

Completed grant applications are due Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and should be limited to 5 pages of content (excluding cover page and references), double spaced, and should include the following:

  • A cover page identifying the research proposed title
  • Desired grant award category (Individual/Team or Graduate Student)
  • The primary investigator's name
  • NASPA membership number (at least one member of the research team is required to be a Region IV-E NASPA member) ● Address, institution, telephone number, email address
  • Additional team member names
  • Statement indicating:

The following compliance statement"I/We agree to acknowledge Region VI funding support in all phases of research; I/We will not use any portion of the project for commercial purposes (i.e. selling an instrument for profit); I/We will deposit the grant funds into an institutional account; and I/We will provide NASPA Region VI Board of Directors with a written summary of my findings and a detailed account of how the funds were expended no later than 18 months after the receipt of the grant. I/we will also present findings at a future NASPA VI Regional Conference."

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • 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,
  • Research design
  • Proposed budget

Timeline for the grant proposal application process is as follows:

  1. November 12, 2019: Proposals due
  2. November/December 2019: Panel review, awards announcements, communication with all applicants
  3. December 2019/January 2020: Winners announced via NASPA social media outlets and email blast
  4. 2020 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 . Recipients also will be invited to present findings at the 2020 Western Regional Conference.

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

For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Gyasmine George-Williams, NASPA Region VI Research Division Representative at ggeorge@laverne.edu

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