Commission for Career Development will award grants to promote research projects within the field of Career Development.
Research Grant Emphasis
Research must be applicable to the areas of career development, career counseling, career information, career decision making, and career planning specifically as they relate to college student populations and professionals who serve those populations.
All ACPA members, especially graduate students, are eligible and encouraged to apply for this research grant.
- The principle investigator must be a current member of ACPA, and must maintain that membership throughout the term of the grant. Career Development Commission membership is not required. Career Development Commission Directorate members are not eligible to apply.
- The principal investigator shall submit a semi-annual progress report to the Career Development Commission Professional Development Chair. This report should include notification of any changes in the original project proposal. A final report shall be submitted to the Career Development Commission Professional Development Chair upon completion of the research project.
- The principal investigator is encouraged to present findings of the funded project at an ACPA Convention after completion of the study, and to submit the study and research findings to an ACPA publication.
Proposals can be emailed to chairs for the Convention Programs and Scholarship Co-Chairs. Completed proposals must include:
- A cover page containing the title of the proposal and the principal investigator's name, address, institution, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
- A brief (50 words or less) abstract inclusive of reference to how this proposal contributes to the field of career development.
- A 500-1000 word description of the study, including: research questions, a description of the methodology
No identifying information (of the investigators) shall be included in the body of the summary or abstract.
Proposals must be prepared using American Psychological Association (APA) format.
- description of subjects/participants,
- copy of instrument,
- procedures for data collection,
- description of data analysis to be used,
- a thorough project timeline, and
- a detailed budget and explanation of how the funds will be used.
All complete proposals received by the stated deadline will be reviewed. Proposals will be reviewed by a single blind review committee and carefully considered using the criteria listed above. The committee will rank order the proposals that match the criteria to select the best award recipient(s). Award recipient(s) will be notified and will be invited to receive their award at the Commission for Career Development Directorate meeting held during the ACPA National Conference.