2015 AABHE Doctoral Student Grant Application
American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) will offer doctoral student conference grants for the 2015 National Conference, April
9-11, 2015. The grants allow the recipients to attend the conference as an introduction to the academy and provide excellent networking opportunities for new academicians.
award recipient will receive a $1,200 cash award, conference registration, and
a one-year membership in AABHE. Second, third and fourth place winners will
receive $1000, $750, $600 (respectively) cash awards, conference registration,
and a one-year membership in AABHE.
award selection committee will review complete application packets received by
the deadline, Monday, December 8, 2014. We will accept only electronic applications
(pdf or word). Electronic applications
must be RECEIVED by the December 8, 2014 deadline and be signed by
the applicant. A complete application packet includes (1) a signed
application cover sheet, (2) supporting documents (Curriculum Vita, advisor
recommendation), and (3) a research statement, which describes the doctoral
student’s current research interest and its implications for the African
American community; this statement must outline tangible results gathered
during the research phase of the dissertation project. Applicant should have completed degree
requirements in the last year (no sooner than December 8, 2013).
advisor’s recommendation MUST certify that the applicant has completed the research
project with tangible results available.
award recipients will make formal presentations during the conference. The time of the presentations will be
announced when the final program is published sometime in early March 2015. For more information on the Doctoral Student Conference
Dr. Fred A. Bonner II
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education
(AABHE VP for Research)
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN
2015 Doctoral Student
National Conference Grant
The American Association of Blacks
Higher Education (AABHE) announces
the 2015 Doctoral Student National Conference Grant. The grant will enable the
awardees to attend the 2015 National Conference, April
9-11, 2015 in Charleston, SC. The conference will provide networking
opportunities with hundreds of professionals.
To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be a doctoral
candidate who has successfully defended their dissertation or recent graduate (within the past year since December 8,
2013) in a program leading to a teaching or administrative position in higher
education; or the applicant’s program of study and/or research emphasis must be
aligned with or show some involvement in the African American community. The applicant also may have recently
completed the defense of the dissertation, thus may not be currently enrolled. Defense of the dissertation should have
occurred within the past year.
GRANT AWARD The award recipient will
receive a $1,200 cash award, conference registration, and a one-year membership
in AABHE. Second, third and fourth place winners will receive $1000,
$750, $600 (respectively) cash awards, conference
registration, and a one-year membership in AABHE. Failure to
attend the conference and/or fulfill conference responsibilities voids the
receipt of the cash award, conference registration and 1-year membership. Extenuating circumstances may be considered.
APPLICATION GUIDELINES To apply for the Doctoral
Student Conference Grant upload/email a completed and signed Application Form,
Curriculum Vita, a letter of recommendation from the dissertation chair or
advisor certifying completion of research with tangible results, and a research
statement (two page single spaced maximum) to the address below. Your research statement should describe
your current research study (with
results) and its implications for the African American Community. All applications must be
received by Monday, December 8, 2014. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS
WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. All
applications must be signed. The award recipients will be notified by February
OBLIGATION OF THE GRANT
RECIPIENT The recipients of the grants are
expected to attend and participate in the AABHE National Conference Research
& Writing Boot Camp, and deliver a formal presentation of their research.
application packets to:
Please complete your
application online by clicking "register for this event" located toward the top of this page.
If you have any questions, please contact us at
American Association of Blacks in
Guide for Preparing the Research
(Not To Exceed TWO
1. Problem/Purpose: What was/is being investigated? Why, when, where and
by whom was the research conducted? What is the rationale for this study?
2. Research Questions
and/or Hypotheses: What specific questions did
the researcher attempt to answer? What hypotheses were tested? (20
3. Methods: Who were the subjects? How many were there? How were they
selected? What controls, if any, were used? What tests, questionnaires, or
other methods of data collection were used? How were they selected and
administered? How were data analyzed? (20 pts)
4. Results: What were the major findings? What interpretations of the
findings were made?
What discussion, suggestions, or recommendations were made on the basis of the
results? What are the implications for the African American Community
and/or Higher Education? (20 pts)