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2015 National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants

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National Institute on Out-of-School Time, with funding by The Robert Bowne Foundation

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Grants of $25,000 to USA non-profit organizations and university affiliates for original empirical research in or about youth programs during the non-school hours, or research syntheses or policy analyses of youth programs. The grant focus for this funding cycle is language and literacy in an out of school time setting. Proposals within this focus may involve the following:

-Studies of reading and writing in the OST setting.
-Studies of integrating language and literacy with other practices in the OST Setting (e.g., the arts, media and technology, Career and Technology Education).
-Studies of emerging language and literacy development (early elementary grades) in the OST setting.
-Studies of English language learning (EL) in the OST setting.

The goal of this program is to generate and disseminate research about organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours, build a network of scholars studying organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours, and contribute to basic knowledge and the improvement of practice and policy in the area of youth programs during the out-of-school hours.

Priority is given to proposals in which the research team is composed of a partnership - one university-based researcher and one youth worker or practitioner-researcher.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148115

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Term of Contract:

January, 2015 – December, 2015

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be affiliated with a university or other not-for-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization.

Past participants of the National Afterschool Matters Practitioner Fellowship are strongly encouraged to apply with a university-based researcher. Applicants that wish to reach out to a past NASM fellow, please contact

Note: This is a national grant competition. Applicants do not have to be located in New York City, nor do they have to conduct research in or about New York City programs.

Evaluations of individual youth programs will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must submit proposals no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. Those accepted will be notified in December, 2014. The grant will be awarded in January 2015.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sara Hill, Ed.D.
Phone: 917 418-3780
Fax: 516 908-4672

The Robert Bowne Foundation
39 Broadway
Suite 1250
New York, NY 10006

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