Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants Program
Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants program award recipients!
Principal Investigator: Khaldoun AbouAssi, Ph.D., Department of Public Administration & Policy
Passive vs. Active Engagement of Members in Their Membership Associations: Does It Make a Difference?
George Mason University
Principal Investigator: Danielle Rudes, Ph.D., Center of Advancing Correctional Excellence
Implementing, Disseminating and Translating Evidence-Based or Evidence-Informed Policy/Practice within Public/Non-Profit Organizations
Georgia Southern University
Principal Investigator: Kerry Kuenzi, Ph.D. Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies
Co-Investigator: Amanda J. Stewart, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Investigating Career Paths of Association Executives: Linking Career Paths to Association Success
Principal Investigator: Brad Fulton, Ph.D., School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Co-Investigators: Grace Yukich, Ph.D., Quinnipiac University, and Richard L. Wood, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Increasing Representation among Underrepresented Groups: An Analysis of Immigrant Involvement within Immigrant Rights Organizations
Principal Investigator: Valerie Whitcomb, Ph.D., Program Instructional Designer
Exploring Critical Success Factors of eLearning Program Implementations
We look forward to supporting their projects in 2016. Read the recipients’ proposal abstracts, SRGP 2016 Proposal Abstracts
ASAE Foundation has a long-standing history of conducting and promoting research that advances knowledge in association management and nonprofit leadership. The Foundation would like to contribute to a complementary body of knowledge produced through research conducted by investigators within the academic community. To that end, the Foundation has established the Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants.
The Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants program provides awards of up to $7,500 each to meritorious proposals addressing research questions relevant to nonprofit membership and member-based associations. The proposals will be evaluated through a peer-review process, during which reviewers will consider the following criteria:
- Theoretical Application
To what extent is the proposal soundly grounded in theory? Does it apply those theoretical underpinnings to association management in novel and potentially impactful ways?
To what extent are the overall strategy, methodology, and analyses well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the specific aims of the project? To what extent are potential problems, alternative strategies, and benchmarks for success presented?
To what extent does the project address an important problem in the field of nonprofit and association management research? Specifically, how will the proposed work influence the concepts, methods, technologies, practices, and services that drive the field of association management?
To what extent does the proposed work have potential for having far-reaching impact and/or appeal to multiple stakeholders in the academic community and the association community? Will the proposed work generate interest, conversation, and action in the academic and the association/nonprofit communities?
To what extent will the proposal shift current research paradigms by utilizing novel theoretical concepts, approaches, or methodologies or refine, improve, or define a new application of existing theoretical concepts, approaches, or methodologies?
- Alignment with ASAE Research mission
To what extent does the proposal address issues of relevance/needs/interest to the field of association management?
- Alignment with ASAE Research Agenda
To what extent does the proposal align to ASAE research agenda? Does it expand on current ASAE research? Does it fill a gap in ASAE research?
- Project Personnel
To what extent are the researchers appropriate to lead and complete the project? If the lead investigator is a graduate student or a faculty member in the early stages of independent career development, do they have appropriate experience and training? If the lead investigator is a mid-career or seasoned, well-established faculty member, have they demonstrated an ongoing record of scholarly research? If the project is collaborative, do the investigators have complementary and integrated expertise?
- Organizational Commitment
To what extent is there institutional support and access to other resources to ensure successful completion of the proposed work? Will the project benefit from unique features of the institution’s resources or collaborative partnerships?
- Dissemination Plan
To what extent is the proposed dissemination plan feasible and potentially impactful?
Guidelines for Use of Funds
The funding cycle for each award is 12-months, however, applications for Continuation of Funding will be accepted for up to one additional cycle. The intent of the program is to support research efforts, and therefore, proposals for career development, travel*, and product or resource development will not be accepted.
Funds will be issued to the employing entity (e.g., academic institution), not individuals, and can be applied to direct costs only.
* Travel expenses may be included as a separate line-item if directly associated with the execution or dissemination of the research activity.
The program is intended to support research activities of those working (or matriculating) in an academic community, such as academic faculty, students, and research interns, or those association management professionals engaged in collaborative research with individuals in academia.
ASAE-membership is not a condition of award but is strongly encouraged.
Award recipients will be required to submit an Interim and Final Report, and to present a summary of findings at the ASAE Annual Meeting or other appropriate ASAE-sponsored learning event.
Important Program Dates for 2017
January 30, 2017
May 15, 2017
Letter of Intent Deadline
June 1, 2017
2017 Application Deadline
September 2017 – September 2018
The application period for the next funding cycle of Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants will open January 30, 2017.
Please read the below instructions carefully before submitting.
Your application must include:
- Application Cover Page, including
- Name, Title, Contact Information of Principal Investigator
- Name of Institution
- Title of Proposal
- Abstract (not to exceed one-page)
- Proposal (not to exceed ten-pages), including
- Statement of the Problem
- Alignment with ASAE mission and research agenda
- Specific Aims
- Research Design
- Evaluation and Analysis
- Expected Outcomes
- Dissemination Plan
- Project Work Plan and Timeline
- Budget, including detailed justification
- Statement of Departmental/Organizational Commitment (not to exceed one-page)
- Abbreviated Curriculum Vita (not to exceed three pages)
- Appendix (e.g., Letter of Support)
For questions about the program, the criteria, or the application process, please email Erik Castillo.