NACA® Research Grants - Gold Scholar Award

One individual researcher or research team may be selected for the Gold Scholar Award package.  This package includes the following:

  • $2500 stipend to support research activities, payable either directly to individual researcher or to the primary researcher's institution.  NACA will not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs.
  • Travel expenses paid to attend 2022 NACA® Live for up to two persons from the research team.  Travel will be coordinated by the NACA® Office.
  • Registration fees for the 2021 Virtual NACA® Live waived for one person from the research team.
  • Reserved slot for a Featured Speaker presentation about the research project at the 2021 NACA® National Convention.
  • Priority consideration for publication by NACA.
  • Announcement on the NACA® website, in the NACA® Campus Spotlight e-newsletter, and in other NACA® publications.

Gold Scholar Recipient Expectations

  • Recipients are required to prepare a presentation about the findings of their research, even if preliminary, for the 2022 NACA® Live.
  • Within two months of research completion, submit a summary of results in a whitepaper format, which will be promoted for national visibility
  • In addition, recipients are encouraged to submit a proposal for an education session at one of the NACA® regional conferences and/or for a NACA® webinar.
  • Recipients are also encouraged to submit an article about their research to the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship® (This does not imply automatic selection.)

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