Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

The NASPA Foundation supports the discovery of new knowledge through research and innovation in the field of student affairs. This is achieved through a continued commitment to funding selected proposals as submitted annual to the Foundation.  Applications for the Channing Briggs Small Grants will open April 1 and close July 1 of each year. These are small grants in the amount of $5,000 or less for research. 

Please review submission guidelines here. 

Channing Briggs Small Grant Winners Include:

  • July 2015 Selected Recipients:
    • Dana Winters, Doctoral Student, University of Pittsburgh; "College Student Development: Self-Authorship in an Era of Increased Parental Involvement"
    • Blake Silver, Doctoral Student, University of Virginia; "Navigating the Senior-Year Transition: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of First-Generation American Students"
    • Cheryl Warmann, Director of Enrollment Services, Oakton Community College; "How Generalists Function as a Community of Practice in Community College One-Stop Student Services Center"
    • Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Associate Professor, Boston College; “Racialized Aggression and Social Media on Campus”
    • Susan Marine, Assistant Professor, HE, Merrimack College; “Campus Sexual Violence & Prevention Educators’ Use of Gender in Their Work: A Critical Exploration”
    •  Daniel Tillapaugh, Assistant Professor, Counselor Ed, Cal Lutheran; “Shattering Perceptions: Experiences of Men Who Survived Sexual Violence in College”
    •  Elizabeth Niehaus, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska &  Letitia Williams, Asst. VP Student Support Services, University of Trinidad & Tobago; “Exploring Student Engagement and Student Development in Caribbean Tertiary Education”
    •  Will Simpkins, Director Career Services, CUNY & Doctoral Student, NYU; “Welfare Recipients at a Four- Year College: Reaching for a BA in the “Work-First” Era of Public Policy”
  • July 2014 Selected Recipients:
    • Ahlquist, Josie, "Developing Digital Student Leaders:  A mixed methods study of student leadership, identity and decision making on social media"
    • George Mwangi, Chrystal, "Foreign-Born Black Collegians Learning Race in a U.S. Context"
    • Vigil, Darsella,  "Institutionalizing Support for Undocumented Students in American Higher Education: Through a Racist Nativist Framework"
    • McDaniel, Anne, "Undergraduate international students’ perspectives on student engagement"
    • Daoud, Nina, "I (Too) Am: A phenomenological exploration of microaggressions in higher education"
    • Cho, Ah Ra, "What Does Direct Evidence Via Card Swipe Tell Us About Student Engagement and Retention?: A Study of the Engagement Research Index Project"
    • Linder, Chris, "Theory to Practice in Student Affairs: A Photo-Elicitation Study"
    • Sax, Linda J., "Exploring student-parent communication patterns during college: Considerations of race, class, and gender"
    • Tillapaugh, Daniel, "The Experiences of High-Achieving First-Generation College Males from Rural Maine"
    • Hughes, Bryce, "How a Jesuit University Addresses LGBT Issues: A Case Study"
    • McClelland, Molly, "Understanding the Expectations and Transitions of For-Profit Transfer Students to the Four- Year Institution"
  • July 2013 Selected Recipients:
    • Appel-Silbaugh, Cara, "Within scope but out of sight: A study of wellness culture at a high achieving   STEM institution"
    • Gipson, John, "A Comprehensive Investigation of High-Achieving African American Students Attending Community Colleges: A Mixed Methods Research Study"
    • Chinn, Nancy, "Concussion Knowledge and Community College Student-Athletes: Uncovering Factors that Influence Self-Reporting"
    • Jodoin, Elizabeth, "Assisting Distressed College Students: Assessment of an Online Interactive Training for Student Support Professionals"
    • McGuire, Keon, "The Stories We Tell"
    • Poon, OiYan, "Student-initiated conferences: A phenomenon of Asian American student agency and community leadership"  
    • VanDerLinden, Kim, "The Role of Student Affairs Divisions in Regional Accreditation"
    • Whitford, Heidi"Contextualizing the Higher Education Opportunity of Undocumented Students in Florida: Perspectives of Student Services Administrators"
  • July 2012 Selected Recipients:
    • Cox, Bradly, Self-Authorship Among Active Student Affairs Professionals
    • Godlewska, Anna, Engaging and Retaining Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) Students in University by Transforming Awareness and the Environment
    • Jenkins, Toby, All in the Family: The Importance & Utility of Integrating Family into the Co-Curricular College Experience
    • Sriram, Rishi, The Continual National Measurement and Assessment of Student Affairs Competencies
    • Vacchi, David, Defining and Describing the Contemporary Student Veteran Population
  • January 2012 Selected Recipients:
    • Harper, Sean, Teaching and Learning about Race in SA & HE Graduate Programs
    • Stebleton, Michael, The Experience of Immigrant College Students Attending Large Research Universities in the US
    • Weber, Stacy, How College Access Programs Facilitate Access to Higher Education for Low-income, first generation college students