In support of NASPA’s strategic plan, the Region is interested in funding research and practice projects completed by NASPA members who are affiliated with an institution within Region IV-East (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provide of Ontario).
Grant proposals should focus on topics that are in alignment with NASPA’s focus areas: civic learning and democratic engagement; policy and advocacy; supporting the profession; student success; health, safety and well-being; financial wellness; equity, inclusion and social justice; career and workforce development. We are particularly interested in collaborative projects between student affairs professionals, graduate students, and/or faculty.
An individual or team may receive up to $1,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The selection committee may choose to award more funds to a stellar project proposal. NASPA Region IV-E must be acknowledged as a source of funding in all phases of the project. The Primary Investigator must be a NASPA member affiliated with an institution within Region IV-E. Payments will be made directly to the Primary Investigator’s institution. Recipients are expected to present on their projects at a NASPA IV-E regional conference.
Completed grant applications are due Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 5:00pm CST.
Grant applications should include the following:
Project Overview (500 words). Introduce the issue(s) or program(s) that will be addressed by your project. Be sure to include a discussion of relevant literature related to student affairs theory and/or practice. Describe how the project aligns with at least one of NASPA’s focus areas. (https://www.naspa.org/focus-areas)
Methods (300 words). Describe the methods you will use for data collection and analysis to address the issue(s) and program(s) the project seeks to address.
Implications (300 words). Discuss the potential impact of your project on student affairs theory and/or practice.
Dissemination (200 words). Detail a plan for how you will share the results of this project with the NASPA IV-E members and the broader student affairs community.
Budget. Provide an outline of the amount of support needed for this project. Detail how the funds will be used and if any other sources of funding are being sought or have been received.
Timeline. Provide a timeline for the completion of the project within 18 months of receiving the grant in August 2021.