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Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants 2015 Request for Proposals

Aug 04, 2014  Sara Hill

Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants

Request for Proposals
January, 2015 – December, 2015


National Institute on Out-of-School Time on behalf of the Robert Bowne Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants.  With generous funding from the Robert Bowne Foundation, we have  NEW FUNDING GUIDELINES.  The grant has the following goals:

  1. Generate and disseminate research aboutorganizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours;
  2. Build a network of scholars studyingorganizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours; and
  3. Contribute to basic knowledge and the improvement of practice and policy in the area of youth programs during the out-of-school hours.

We are giving priority to those proposals in which the research team is composed of a partnership -- one university-based researcher and one youth worker/practitioner-researcher.  Past participants of the National Afterschool Matters Practitioner Fellowship are strongly encouraged to apply with a university-based researcher.  Applicants that wish to reach out to a past NASM fellow, please contact sara@sarahill.net.

This is a national grant competition.  Applicants do not have to be located in New York City, nor do they have to conduct research in or about New York City programs.

Two grants in the amount of $25,000 each will be awarded to support either

  1. Original empirical research in or about youth programs during the non-school hours;  Or
  2. Research syntheses or policy analyses of youth programs.

New Grant focus for 2015 – Language and Literacy in the Out-of-School Time   

  1.   Studies of reading and writing in the OST setting.  
  2. Studies of integrating language and literacy with other practices in the OST Setting (e.g., the arts, media and technology, Career and Technology Education). 
  3. Studies of emerging language and literacy development (early elementary grades) in the OST setting 
  4. Studies of English language learning (EL) in the OST setting

Note:   Evaluations of individual youth programs will not be considered.

Criteria for Acceptance

  1. Applicants must respond to the attached application form and respond to all questions.  (Proposals should be no more than 2,000 words in length).
  2. Applicants must be affiliated with a university or other not-for-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization.
  3. Applicants must submit proposals no later than Friday, November 14nd, 2014.  Those accepted will be notified in December, 2014.  The grant will be awarded in January 2015.

Funding & Documentation

Receipt of funding will be based upon submission of all required documentation, including an IRS 501(c)3 determination letter, project budget (Note:  Overhead expenses charged should not exceed 5% of grant) and most recentaudited organizational financial statement.  Those awarded grants will be required to submit an interim report describing activities to date.  The interim report form will be sent out in July 2015.  A final paper must be received by the Foundation no later than December 30th, 2015.

The Robert Bowne Foundation National Afterschool Matters Initiative Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grant will be stated as a source of support in documents and presentations resulting from this funded project.  A final paper, in the form of an article or academic paper, will serve as the final document required by the grant.  Papers issuing from this project may be posted on the NIOST or Robert Bowne Foundation website, or published in the journal, Afterschool Matters.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact

Sara Hill, Ed.D.
fax: 516 908-4672

Click here for a copy of the application (.pdf file).

For inquiries regarding this grant, please call 917 418-3780.