Small Grants Competition

Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research and the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP) sponsor an annual small grants competition to support applied research directly related to consulting psychology at the individual, group and/or organizational level. A limited number of one-year grants of up to $5,000 will be made. Deadline to apply is Sep. 30, 2014, midnight Pacific time.

It is not necessary to be a member or student member of SCP to apply.

How to Apply

Applications related to graduate student dissertations or other university-approved research (with graduate faculty research supervisor) are welcome.

Please submit an online application, and upload necessary Word or PDF documents.

The following information should be included in your application (all text should be Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, with 1″ margins):

1. Title of proposed research (10 words maximum)

2. Abstract of proposed study (approximately 100 words)

3. Up to 1,500-word summary of proposed research including:

a. Short literature review anchoring the proposed study in the existing literature

b. Clear statement of the research problem and specific hypotheses to be addressed

c. Clear statement of the proposed study in terms of:

i. Participants (source, representativeness, sample size)

ii. Measures to be used with full description of validity, reliability and relationship to the study

iii. Specific statistics/methodology to be used in the study

d. Relevance of the proposed research to consulting psychology

4. Detailed budget for study with justification for each item in the budget. Most submissions should be for $2,500 or less. Requests for funding of $2,500 - $5,000 should indicate if the research could be completed if it were to be approved for a smaller amount than that requested. (If this grant would be combined with other funding sources, show the complete budget and other funding sources.)

5. Timeline showing major milestones and dates of intended completion (funded projects need to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015)

6. Attach to the application a curriculum vita (CV) for all researchers who would be involved on the research.

7. Attestation: By submitting this proposal, the author(s) attest that the proposal is for original, not previously published or presented research in compliance with the Ethics Code of the APA and that appropriate IRB review and approval has (or will be) obtained before starting the research. The submitters also agree to submit the completed research in manuscript form to Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research.

8. Signatures (can be electronic) of researcher and, if applicable, of faculty supervisor.

Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals

  1. Meets submission requirements
  2. Is clearly relevant to the mission of SCP
  3. Is related to one or more of our primary areas of focus: individual, group organizational/systemic
  4. Shows a clear relationship to consulting psychology (broadly defined)
  5. Has (or be in process of obtaining) IRB approval
  6. If by a graduate student, is under the supervision of a qualified faculty member
  7. Shows reasonable likelihood of making a contribution to the consulting psychology literature
  8. Is methodologically sound for the particular type of research it represents
  9. Does not pose an inappropriate risk to the participants in the research
  10. 10. Is likely to be completed in the required time frame