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Achieving Mutually Beneficial Volunteer Relationships

Grants to USA Organizations and Universities
for a Study on Volunteer Relationships

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Foundation / Corporation

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ASAE Foundation

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Deadline Date:

06/01/15 11:59 PM ET


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Grants ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 to USA organizations, universities and individuals for a study that examines mutually beneficial volunteer relationships. April 30 is the deadline for a letter of intent. Funding is intended to pursue research that answers the following question:

What are the internal operational systems that form the basis of a mutually beneficial volunteer relationship in the association context?

Proposals will be accepted that include research methodologies that most appropriately and efficiently address the research question, including, but not limited to: mixed-methods, qualitative and quantitative designs (interviews, focus groups, case studies, surveys), experimental designs, longitudinal research or other multi-year analyses with staggered deliverables culminating in a final product.

The results of this study must be delivered in the form of a research report which will serve as the basis for one or more deliverables. The additional deliverables (to be proposed in the application) should include practitioner-appropriate reports, publications, tools, or resources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153684

Estimated Size of Grant:

$30,000 - $50,000

Term of Contract:

Within 12-16 months, but no later than December 31, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for this award program is unrestricted. However, applications are encouraged from qualified investigators representing organizations (e.g., for-profit, nonprofit, trade, professional), institutions of higher education (e.g., public, state, and/or private), and consultants with interest and research expertise in the area of study outlined in this Request for Proposals.

Ideal applicants will have knowledge of the nonprofit (specifically, professional and trade associations) community; have demonstrated prior research on related topics; and have the ability to bring diverse academic and theoretical perspectives to the understanding of performance metrics to evaluate effectiveness.

Pre-Application Information:

A letter of intent is requested, as it allows Foundation staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review accordingly. The letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not influence the review of an application.

Prospective applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent, including the following information in one page or less:
- Brief description of proposed research
- Name, affiliation, and contact information for point-of-contact
- Name(s) of collaborators

The letter of intent should be submitted electronically to:
Betty Tam (contact information below)

To apply, please provide a description of the Proposed Program of Research that incorporates the desired elements of interest outlined above. The Proposed Program of Research must not exceed 10 pages (single-spaced, 12-point font); and must include project title, specific aims, research design, projected timelines, and expected outcomes and deliverables.

In addition to the Proposed Program of Research, the applicant must also include the following documents:
- Project Abstract (not to exceed one page)
- Detailed budget (with accompanying justification that is consistent with proposed plan of work)
- References
- Biographical Sketch (not to exceed one page) of all project personnel.

All of the aforementioned documents are not included in the 10 page maximum requirement. Completed proposals should be submitted electronically to Betty Tam at the address below.

The selected research team will be notified on or around July 17th with work to commence immediately thereafter.

Contact Information:

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

Betty Tam, Associate Manager, Research & Statistics
(202) 626-2893

ASAE Foundation
1575 I Street NW; 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-1103

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