Walden realizes that the scholars and social change practitioners within the university community may be engaged in social change activities or have a desire to develop research and applied projects that directly relate to social change. The Research and Applications for Social Change Grant was established to enable members of the Walden community to make a significant and meaningful change in academic and social communities, both locally and globally.
The grant will be awarded to the applicants who submit outstanding proposals that reflect the university’s mission to foster social change through research and the education of scholar-practitioners as well as Walden’s determination to uniquely effect positive social change worldwide.
Application deadline: November 1st annually
Grant recipients announced: December 1st annually
Research or project must be completed: December 31st of following year
This request for proposals (RFP) is for one-time, short-term (1 year, maximum) projects. Projects must be completed within 1 calendar year from the date the grant was awarded as specified in the grant proposal. In order for any grant monies to be disbursed to the recipient, proof of compliance with Walden University regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is required.
The availability of grant funds varies depending upon the type of candidate (faculty, student, staff, alumni, or external candidate) as well as the structure of the proposed research or applied project team. While only research proposals or applied social change projects that are determined to be of exceptional scholarly merit will be funded, proposals submitted by students will be considered for funding from a separate pool in an effort to recognize newly emerging scholar-practitioners. The grant funds cannot be used for tuition at Walden or another institution.
The overall merit of the proposed social change research or applied project will be considered and evaluated by Walden’s Chief Academic Officer, working with a review committee. The final selection will be made based upon the following general criteria:
The online grant application allows you to select relevant fields from drop-down menus, enter individualized text responses, and upload supporting documentation.
Since this grant opportunity is intended to support capstone research, students must have a dissertation or doctoral study proposal that has been approved by their committee as well as both URR and IRB approval. In light of this, the content of the grant application draws heavily from the approved proposal rather than requiring the applicant to write a new proposal.
Instructions about how to complete the online grant application are provided in the form itself; however, to make the process smoother, following are materials/information you might want to have ready to complete the online application:
Once the online application form has been submitted you will receive an automatic reply confirming receipt of your grant application, which will include the tracking number for your application (RASCG-2019-S-XX).
Although student applications for the RASCG program will no longer be accepted by email you are welcome to contact email@example.com with questions about your grant application, and the RASCG program in general. If inquiring about a specific grant application that has already been submitted online, please reference your grant application tracking number in your email.