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Grants

The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors makes available small grants to researchers engaged in the study of aspects of fraternity life that have the potential to enhance the educational value of the fraternity experience. Grants typically range from $200 to $1,000. Grant applications include four parts: 
  1. Letter of Application: The letter of application should briefly outline the research project, justify the request for funds, and describe the applicant's credentials.
  2. Summary of Proposed Research: The summary of the research project should be between three and five single-spaced, typed pages and should deal explicitly with the warrant or need for the study, purpose of the study, conceptual framework method(s) and data sources, and potential significance of the findings.
  3. Letter of Support: The letter of support should speak to the originality, value, and rigor of the proposed project, and the applicant's qualifications to successfully complete the project. If the applicant is enrolled in a graduate program, the letter of support must be from the student's faculty advisor.
  4. Budget: The budget should include as much detail as possible. Grants will not be awarded to cover the cost of a consultant or the payment of academic credit hours.

Applications are welcome at any time. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed throughout the year by the CFSR Grant/Awards committee. All materials should be sent via email to CFSR.

To view past CFSR Grant winners, click here.

 

Awards

In conjunction with AFA, annual awards are given for an outstanding Masters Thesis and an outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. Both awards are intended to encourage and support the study and dissemination of high quality research on the role of the fraternity and sorority in higher education. Additionally, the awards are meant to recognize individuals completing a masters and doctoral program who show promise in the field of student affairs. Applicants will be expected to have completed their degree program at the time the thesis/dissertation is submitted for consideration. Submissions are requested from departments of higher education and student affairs, as well as other relevant disciplines. We are not accepting applications at this time. Both awards were to be postmarked by June 1, 2016.

Adele Williamson Outstanding Masters Research Award

The Adele Williamson Outstanding Masters Research Award is made possible by a grant from the Phi Mu Foundation. It will recognize an outstanding thesis completed by an individual who recently completed his/her master's degree. The recipient will receive a $500 cash award and additional recognition at the annual meeting of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. An abstract of the winning thesis will be printed and distributed by the Center. Learn more about applying

Richard McKaig Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

The Richard McKaig Outstanding Doctoral Research Award is made possible by the sale of the FSES. It will recognize an outstanding doctoral dissertation completed by an individual recently completing her/his doctorate. The recipient will receive a $1000 cash award and additional recognition at the annual meeting of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. An abstract of the winning dissertation will be printed and distributed by the Center. Learn more about applying.

To view past CFSR Award winners, click here.

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