Request for proposals: NASPA Region III Research and Assessment Grant

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2023 NASPA Region III Research and Assessment Grant Proposal

NASPA Region III Research and Assessment
2023-2024 Grant Proposal Invitation

NASPA Region III again offers its annual call for research proposals for the 2023–2024
research and assessment grant awards. Region III contributes $5,000 annually in research
assessment grants for Region III members. An individual or research group may receive up
to $1,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year. Preference will be given to applicants who
submit proposals focused on the following NASPA Region III strategic areas:

  1. Social Justice and Inclusion
  2. Internationalization of Student Affairs
  3. Community Colleges
  4. HBCUs
  5. Graduate Students

Region III remains committed to funding research and assessment in student affairs that
furthers our understanding of student development and student learning. Prospective
grant recipients must electronically submit applications by Friday, April 14, 2023, by
11:59 pm Central Time
to Dr. Jason K. Wallace (he/him), NASPA Region III Faculty
Representative, at

Grant recipients will be recognized at the 2023 NASPA Region III Summer Symposium
taking place from June 8-11, 2023 in Orlando, FL. Applicants do not have to be present to

Grant applications should include the following:

A cover page identifying the research proposal title, the primary investigator’s name and
pronouns, NASPA membership number (at least one member of the research team is
required to be a Region III NASPA member), address, institution, telephone number, and
email address; the names and NASPA membership numbers of any research team members;
and the following statement:

“I agree to acknowledge NASPA Region III funding support in all phases of research; I will
not use any portion of the project for commercial purposes (e.g., selling an instrument for
profit); I will deposit the grant funds into an institutional account; and I will provide NASPA
Region III 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 this grant.”

A description of the research proposal (limited to 5 pages, double-spaced, Times New
Roman, 12 pt font) including:

  1. Statement of purpose for the research;
  2. Brief description of literature review addressing the questions of why this research is
  3. Description of the population being studied;
  4. Description of any instrument(s) to be used in the study;
  5. Description of the procedures;
  6. Description of the proposed analysis;
  7. Description of the audience for whom the research would be of interest;
  8. An indication of how the results will be disseminated to Region III and NASPA
  9. Description of the credentials of the researchers;
  10. Detailed budget showing how the requested funds will be used; and
  11. Description of the level of support requested or received from other sources;
  12. Relevance to NASPA Region III Strategic Initiatives.

Reviewers will evaluate applications on the following criteria:

  1. 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, and relevance to Region III Strategic Initiatives;
  2. Research design; and
  3. Proposed budget.

Payment of grants will be made directly to the institution. The grant does not provide for
the cost of institutional administrative cost/fees.

Research grant proposals should be submitted electronically to Dr. Jason K. Wallace,
NASPA Region III Faculty Representative, at with the subject
line “NASPA Region III Grant Submission” by 11:59pm CST, Friday, April 14, 2023.

NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion,
sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, affectional or sexual orientation, disability, or
veteran status in any of its policies, programs, and services.

If you have questions please contact:
Jason K. Wallace, Ph.D. (he/him)
NASPA Region III Faculty Representative