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ATHE Focus Group Pre- or Post- Conference Grants Guidelines – Conference 2015
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ATHE Focus Group Pre- or Post-Conference Grants Guidelines – Conference 2015

Deadline: November 1, 2014

Call for Online Grant Submissions

ATHE announces the availability of a $5,000 pool to be used by its focus groups that seek to offer pre- or post-conference sessions scheduled in conjunction with ATHE's annual conference. A single focus group may submit an application, but ATHE would also accept a submission from two or more focus groups wanting to offer a combined pre- or post-conference.

There is neither a minimum nor a maximum grant amount, but the charge of these funds is to assist Focus Groups in expanding their educational focus. These funds should foster creative, pedagogical, and/or scholarly activities that hold true to our organization's stated vision, mission, values, and goals.

These grants are available for distribution, and may only support activities that occur between July 28, 2015 and August 4, 2015. Applications may be fully funded or accepted with only partial funding based on how well the application meets the established criteria.

 

Evaluation Criteria

1. Proposals that best fulfill ATHE's strategic plan (www.athe.org) will receive priority consideration when determining funding. Preference will be given to those proposals that clearly articulate their conference rationale and are able to make a compelling case about how this pre- or post-conference benefits not only the Focus Group but the whole of ATHE.

2. A proposal by a single focus group is acceptable, and proposals by more than one focus group planning a joint pre-conference will also be considered for funding.

3. The Conference Committee will evaluate these proposals in order to provide the best benefit to the general ATHE membership when considering all submitted proposals. Proposals may be fully or partially funded. 

4. Proposals submitted by groups that have not yet been awarded a grant will receive preferential consideration when determining funding. However, groups who have received prior grants are still eligible to receive funding.

5. Each Grant Request application should indicate the sponsoring group(s), provide an itemized budget including all proposed sources of support and income, and propose a calendar for the proposed activities. It is the responsibility of the applicant(s) to note how the proposal best fulfills ATHE's strategic plan and how it benefits ATHE's membership.

6. The 2015 Conference Committee Vice President, Lionel Walsh, will be forwarded the Grant Requests following the November 1, 2014 online submission deadline. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision by March 1, 2015.

Go to Focus Group Pre- or Post- Conference Grant to apply.

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