Research and Dissertation Grant Program


 I am pleased to pass on this call for research and dissertation grant program proposals from our friends at AIR……………….

 The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for its 2013 Research and Dissertation Grant Program. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), AIR operates a research and dissertation grant program that supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education.

 Two levels of grants are offered:

  • Faculty and practitioners are eligible for research grants of up to $40,000 for one year of independent research.
  • Doctoral students are eligible for dissertation grants of up to $20,000 for one year to support dissertation research and writing.

NSF and NCES support grants aimed at increasing the number of researchers using national datasets and that demonstrate the contribution these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice. NPEC funding supports grants that increase the understanding and knowledge of a specific issue area identified by NPEC. This year, the Focus Topic is The Impact of Data on the College Search and Selection Process.”

The proposal deadline is January 10, 2013 (11:59 p.m. EST). The full program description and online application system are accessible online. Assistance is available from the AIR Grants Team at or 850-385-4155 x200.

 Wendy L. Weiler
Senior Research and Policy Analyst
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-5405
(202) 785-8866


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