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NAfME Research Grant Proposals

NAfME – SRME Research Project – Request for Grant Proposals (RFP) 2019

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) invite proposals for research projects that address important issues in our profession, including but not limited to the topics of particular interest (see below). Researchers must be explicit in the proposal as to why their proposed research should be funded by NAfME. One proposal will be funded up to $10,000. The funded project is to be finalized and submitted by November 1, 2020.

All publications and presentations which result from this grant funding shall include the following credit: “This research was supported by the National Association for Music Education and the Society for Research in Music Education.”

Two priority areas of interest are:

Identifying issues pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access including: status of the profession (local, regional, and national), status of access to music education for students from underserved populations (local, regional, and national), challenges faced by music educators in creating an inclusive space for all learners (e.g., how we welcome learners with special needs into the classroom, range and scope of curricular music, etc.) and tools needed for comprehensive facilitation (i.e. facilitating learning for all students). This focus area complements NAfME’s current efforts in examining the state of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in music education.

In alignment with our 2020 joint researcher and practitioner conference, research that sheds light on issues, goals, and challenges addressed in Vision 2020and the charges of the Housewright Declaration.

 Submission Procedure:

Send the proposal via the OpenConf platform by October 1, 2019. Only submissions through the portal will be accepted for consideration.

Budget:

A stipend of up to $10,000 will be awarded to the grant recipient to be used solely in support of the project. Proposed budgets should designate funds for evaluation and dissemination of outcomes.

Submission Procedure:

Send the proposal via the OpenConf platform (link HERE) by October 1, 2019. Only submissions through the portal will be accepted for consideration.

Proposal Format:

  1. General Information
    1. Proposal Title
    2. Abstract (150 words)
  2. Coinvestigators
    1. Author 1 details
    2. Author 2 details
    3. Principal investigator
  3. Proposal (not to exceed four single-spaced pages)
    1. Purpose of the project including rationale
    2. Description of design and procedure
    3. Plan for data analysis
    4. Plan for evaluation and dissemination
    5. Potential contribution of outcomes to the advancement of knowledge in music education
    6. Why this proposed research should be funded by NAfME
    7. Timeline
  4. Itemized Budget
  5. Principal and co-investigators’ abbreviated curriculum vitae combined into one single .pdf for uploading to the application platform (not to exceed three pages per researcher).

 Decision Process:

The SRME Executive Committee will evaluate all proposals in terms of completeness, quality of design and procedures, potential contributions, and likelihood of completion. The SRME Executive Committee will recommendation a proposal to the NAfME National Executive Board (NEB) for formal approval. Applicants will be notified of the final decision via email by December 15, 2019.

 Submission of Final Report:

A final report (APA style), a 150-word abstract, and a 750-word executive summary must be submitted to the SRME Executive Committee Chair no later than November 1, 2020. NAfME reserves the right to publish a summary of the results in NAfME journals, press releases, newsletters and on the NAfME website.

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