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Paul P. Fidler Research Grant

Grants to USA Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff for
Research Projects Related to Student Transitions to College

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National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

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Grants to USA graduate students, faculty, and staff for research projects related to student transitions to college. The award package includes a stipend, priority consideration for publication, and travel expenses to two national conferences. Cross-institutional teams of researchers are encouraged.

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GrantWatch ID#: 171270

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant's comprehensive award package includes:
- Stipend of $5,000, payable either directly to individual researchers or through the researcher(s)' institution(s).
- Travel to the 28th National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2021, at which the award will be presented
- Travel to the 29th National Conference on Students in Transition, October 2022, at which the research findings will be reported
- Announcement on the National Resource Center webpage, listservs, and print publications
- Priority consideration for publication by the National Resource Center.

Term of Contract:

Projects must include research that can be completed by October 2022. Results must be ready for presentation at the 2022 National Conference on Students in Transition.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant competition is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students who plan to conduct research on issues of college student transitions. Cross-institutional research teams are encouraged to apply for the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant.

The following individuals are not eligible and may not be included as part of proposed research teams: National Resource Center staff and fellows; current members of our National or International Advisory Boards; and students, staff, and faculty of the University of South Carolina system.

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition will not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2021-22 cycle of the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant are now available and will close July 1, 2021.

Applicants submitting full proposals by July 1 will be notified of their award status by September 30. Reviewer comments will be made available to interested applicants after the grant recipient is announced at the National Conference on Students in Transition.

Submissions are limited to one proposal per applicant.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For more information, please contact the Research, Grants, and Assessment team at the National Resource Center at

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
University of South Carolina
1728 College Street
Columbia, SC 29208

1 Dupont Circle NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 803-777-1440

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