SACES Research and Best Practices Award
2016 Call for Proposals

Deadline August 12, 2016

Purpose: The purpose for this call for proposals is to fund innovative best practices and research studies related to counselor education and supervision. SACES will fund up to six proposals, of up to $500 each.

Who May Apply: This grant competition is open to both professional and student members of SACES. Because of their need and because of the limited funding available for student research, student researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Individuals may submit (or be part of a submission team) for only one proposal. Multiple submissions by any researcher (individually or as part of multiple research teams) will not be accepted. Projects being considered for funding cannot already be completed by the time the award is announced (i.e., September 2016).

Proposal Format: Proposals must adhere to the following requirements in order to be considered:

  • Follow the guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) (2010). [No title page and abstract needed/application form will be title page.]
  • Proposal must be no more than four pages, excluding the application form and references.

Evaluation Criteria: A panel of reviewers will evaluate research proposals using the following criteria:

  • The researcher is a current Professional or Student member of SACES, and the researcher has submitted only one proposal for funding in this year’s grant program.
  • Points will be awarded according to the following formula:
    • Proposed topic is within the scope of counselor education and supervision (30 pts.)
    • Relevance of research or practice to counselor education and supervision as evidenced by the Literature review (30 pts.)
    • Strength and clarity of the research methodology or description of program (30 pts.)
    • Applicable ethical standards for research with human subjects (10 pts.)

Acceptance: As a condition of the acceptance of the grant award, the researcher is required to:

  • Submit a copy of the proposal in presentation form and present the research results at a SACES or ACES conference when the next call is announced. [The next call would be for the ACES 2017 or SACES 2018 conferences.]
  • The researcher will include an acknowledgment of SACES financial support of the project in all reports, presentations, or publications related to the supported project.

Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submission is August 12, 2016, 11:59 EST.

Maximum amount funded: SACES provides a maximum amount of $500 per grant that is awarded.

Submission Instructions: Your email attachments must include:

  • One "masked" copy of the proposal (this copy shall have no author identification on it)
  • One copy of the proposal with author identification
  • One application form

These must be contained in one email with three attachments to the committee chair, Dr. Shawn Spurgeon (sspurgeo@utk.edu) in a Word document. Use SACES RESEARCH GRANT in the subject line.

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