Guidelines for the Joint Faculty-Practitioner Grant Applications

The goal of the joint Faculty-Practitioner Grants is to foster greater collaboration between academia and the communications profession. In particular, the Page Center would like to draw more practitioners into research on ethics and integrity in public communication. Visit the 2016 call for grant proposals page for more information on both 2016 Page Scholar Grant calls.

Please include the following elements in your proposal:

Coversheet (1 page)

  • Title of the proposed project
  • Name of applicant(s)
  • Job title, position or affiliation, name of institution organization, and business
  • Email address and phone number
  • Contact information for the Office of Sponsored Research at your institution, including the name and email address of a point of contact
  • Subject area that best describes the focus of the proposal

Abstract (1 page)
A one page abstract or summary of the proposed project that includes the applicant’s name, university/college affiliation, business, and project title.

Narrative (up to 5 pages)
A description, not more than five pages, typed and double-spaced, of the proposed research, how it furthers the mission of the Page Center to foster ethics and responsibility in public communication, and how the applicants intend to share the results of the project. Appropriate appendices that support the proposed project may be included and should be no more than 10 pages long. Applicants may wish to attach an optional selected bibliography, up to two pages, of scholarly or other works, other than the applicant’s own, that place the project in its intellectual framework. Appendices and bibliographies should be included following the project narrative.

In addition to the above, the narrative should include the following:

  • A section describing the role of the academics/faculty members on the project. Faculty are responsible for designing and implementing the research project.
  • A section describing the role of the practitioners on the project. Practitioners should consult on the research project and actively promote the findings to the profession.

All projects will be expected to deliver the following items before the end of the grant period.

  • Original research project.
  • Blog post(s) describing findings from the study, to be published on the Page Center’s blog.
  • Other ideal deliverables include webinars, presentations to professionals (in non-conference setting), professional articles, keynote speeches, white papers, and other professionally-oriented communication.

Budget (1 page)

Using a spreadsheet or table, please list how the grant funding will be used. The grants may be used for legitimate scholarly purposes approved by the Center, such as field research, assistants, and the purchase of research materials. Awards may not be used to support any commercial purpose.

The Center does not allow the following costs:

  • Overhead, indirect or F&A costs
  • Release time or course buy-out
  • Any expenses to attend conferences
  • Publication costs

Funding for the joint faculty-practitioner grants will include the following, unless specified otherwise.

  • $1,000 honorarium to a professional at signing of the contract
  • $1,000 honorarium to a faculty member at the signing of the contract (graduate students can be on grant, but must have faculty as lead PI)
  • $6,000 should be used on research support, including graduate student wages, travel, data collection, technology, software. Please specify how this money will be used in the grant proposal.
  • $1,000 honorarium to a professional at completion of project
  • $1,000 honorarium to a faculty member at the completion of the project

Applicants and awardees must disclose any other source of funding for the project.

Where applicable, proposals should be processed through the Office of Sponsored Research of the applicant’s institution to avoid lengthy delays in awarding funds.

Budget Notes (1 page)
Include a separate document that lists the budget by line item, followed by a description of each line item explaining how the funding will be spent.

Statement of Support (1 page)
Please include a statement of support for project signed by the practitioner who will be included in the project.

Curriculum Vitae or Professional Resume
Attach curriculum vitae or resume that describes scholarly work related to the proposed project and publication/presentation history of the applicant. This document will inform the review committee of the scholar or professional applicant’s potential for dissemination of findings. Please include a vitae or resume for both the faculty and practitioner project leads.

Deadline & Notification

  • Application materials must be electronically submitted on or before March 1, 2016 using the Proposal Submission Form.
  • Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decisions on April 15, 2016.
  • Contracts for successful grants should be finalized by June 1, 2016.
  • Final reports for successful grants will be due July 1, 2017.