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2016 AABHE Doctoral Student Grant (Dissertation Award) Application
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12/7/2015 to 1/19/2016
When: 12/7/2015
Where: American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
8311 Brier Creek Pkwy
Suite 105190
Raleigh 27617
United States
Contact: Dr. Fred A. Bonner II


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2016 AABHE Doctoral Student Grant (Dissertation Award) Application

Please make this information available to doctoral students and/or deans and faculty who work with students in doctoral programs

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

www.blacksinhighered.org

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) will offer doctoral student conference grants (Dissertation Award) for the 2016 National Conference, April 7-9, 2016. The grants allow the recipients to attend the conference as an introduction to the academy and provide excellent networking opportunities for new academicians.

The first-place award recipient will receive a $1,200 cash award, conference registration, and a one-year membership to the AABHE. Second, third and fourth place recipients will receive $1000, $750, $600 (respectively) cash awards, conference registration, and a one-year membership in AABHE.

The award selection committee will review complete application packets received by the deadline, Monday, January 18, 2016. We will accept only electronic applications (pdf or word). Electronic applications must be RECEIVED by January 19, 2016 the 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, 2015).

The advisor’s recommendation MUST certify that the applicant has completed the research project with tangible results available.

The 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 2016. For more information on the Doctoral Student Conference Grant (Dissertation Award) contact:

Dr. Fred A. Bonner II

Professor and Endowed Chair

Prairie View A&M University

(AABHE VP for Research)

aabhebootcamp@blacksinhighered.org


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

2016 Doctoral Student National Conference Grant (Dissertation Award)

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) announces the 2016 Doctoral Student National Conference Grant (Dissertation Award) . The grant will enable the awardees to attend the 2016 National Conference, April 7-9, 2016 in Long Beach, CA. 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, 2015) 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 (Dissertation Award) 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, January 18, 2016. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.All applications must be signed. The award recipients will be notified by February 1, 2016.

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.

Send completed application packets to:
Please complete your application online by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact us at aabhebootcamp@blacksinhighered.org.



American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Guide for Preparing the Research Statement

(Not To Exceed TWO Pages-Single Spaced)

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? (20 pts)

2. Research Questions and/or Hypotheses: What specific questions did the researcher attempt to answer? What hypotheses were tested? (20 pts)

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?
(15 pts)

5. Conclusions/Implications: 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)

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