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Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants Program

ASAE Foundation has a long-standing history of conducting and promoting research that advances
knowledge in association management and nonprofit leadership. The Foundation is looking to contribute to
a complementary body of knowledge produced through research conducted by investigators in the
academic community and academic practitioner (association management professionals) collaborations.
To that end, the Foundation established the Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants.
The Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants program provides awards in the range of
$7,500 to meritorious proposal addressing research questions relevant to nonprofit membership and
member-based associations. Possible/past topics include leadership, decision to join/decision to volunteer,
non-profit associations, decision-making, membership, governance, organizational change, program
evaluation, readiness, program implementation, best practices, organizational culture and climate.
The proposals are evaluated through a peer-review process, during which reviewers will consider the
following criteria: theoretical application, approach, significance, impact, innovation, project personnel,
organizational commitment, and dissemination plan.
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
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 the academy. ASAE-membership is not
a condition of award but is strongly encouraged.

Application deadline: May 15, 11:59 p.m. EST

For more information about the submission criteria, samples of past grant awardees, application
guidelines, or general information about the grants and ASAE, please visit:
Thank you,

Jennifer Nelson
Manager, Research Content & Knowledge Resources
ASAE Foundation

Sharon E. Moss, PhD, CAE

Chief Research Officer
ASAE Foundation

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing
10,000 organizations. Our members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organizations across the
United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier
source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas,
and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.
*Note: Travel expenses may be included as a separate line-item if directly
associated with the execution or dissemination of the research activity.