Grant Opportunities

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 submitted proposals and through support of donors like you.

The Foundation invites proposals from all members of the profession, encompassing all aspects of the field of student affairs. The Foundation offers the opportunity to apply for the Channing Briggs Small Research Grant, and pending funding, the Large Research Grant.

The 2014 Channing Briggs Research Grant submissions are open and will close July 15, 2014.

Apply for the Channing Briggs Small Grant Application 

The NASPA Foundation Large Research Grant will not be available for 2014-2015.

July 2014 Channing Briggs Small Grant Selected Recipients:

  • Alquist, 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"
  • Geis, Quint, "Exploring the Academic and Social Experiences of Homeless College Students"
  • Linder, Chris, "Theory to Practice in Student Affairs: A Photo-Elicitation Study"
  • Weintraub, Dayna, "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 Channing Briggs Small Grant 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 Channing Briggs Small Grant 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 Channing Briggs Small Grant 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

2013 NASPA Grant Recipients

NASPA congratulates our 2013 National Award recipients!

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    Cara Appel-Silbaugh

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    John Gipson

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    Nancy Chinn

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    Elizabeth Jodoin

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    Keon McGuire

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    OiYan Poon

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    Kim VanDerLinden

  • Channing Briggs Small Research Grant

    Heidi Whitford


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