National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

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Research Grant

Requests for information and applications should be sent to Jerono Rotich, Committee Chair, at .

  • Timeline: The Hellison Interdisciplinary Grant applications are due on April 15 and shall be funded by June 30 of the same year. 
  • Guidelines: The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Hellison Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program (IRGP) is administered through the Board of Directors and is designed to fund collaborative interdisciplinary research with the intent of connecting kinesiology researchers and researchers from disparate areas together in meaningful applied research. Individual grants will be funded up to $5000 each.
  • Purpose: The IRGP administrators are calling for ORIGINAL INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH proposals from collaborative researchers whose primary line of research is published either inside the field of kinesiology as sub-disciplines or kinesiology researchers collaborating with researchers outside the field of kinesiology.
  • Selection Committee:
    • The selection of grant recipients will be made by a committee of scholars who have shown themselves to support the Boyer model of scholarship, specifically applied with and impact of scholarship. The committee chair and membership will be appointed by the president of NAKHE for three-year appointments and approved by the BoD.  The committee should be made up of 5-7 members, including the chair.  The first committee will be made on a rotation basis, 1-3 year terms. The selection process will be anonymous, similar to submitting manuscripts for Quest.
    • Funding will not support travel for think tank initiatives. Instead, it will be used to support equipment and travel for the completion of the proposed project.
  • Principal Investigator:
    • Has been a member of NAKHE for at least one full year at the time of application.
    • Is at least an assistant professor in the field of kinesiology (or related field) or, if not promoted in rank, has established a strong research background.  Any faculty member may apply but membership in NAKHE prior to and during the grant period is required, similar to forwarding in manuscripts for Quest.  No preference will be given to young scholars nor mature researchers.
    • Has demonstrated research capabilities and focus as evidenced by presenting research and publishing papers in professional journals.
    • Must be on the faculty of the university where the research is to be performed.
    • Must be willing to attend the NAKHE annual conference to present research findings at the conclusion of the study (principal or collaborative investigator).
  • Collaborating Investigator:
    • If at a university, is at least an assistant professor in a sub-discipline or field that is different from the principal investigator.
    • If at an agency, corporation, or institute, is at least a program coordinator with a master’s degree or has a record of innovation and experience.
    • Has documented research capabilities.
    • Must be willing to attend the NAKHE annual conference to present research findings at the conclusion of the study.
  • Grantee Requirements;
    • Application Procedures include:
      • A summary description of the project (1/2 page);
      • List of the project coordinators, and their specialty areas (1/4 page)
      • A statement describing the manner in which the project is interdisciplinary (1/2 page);
      • The anticipated impact on the profession, community or society (1/2 page).
      • A detailed budget, (1 page).
      • CV of the applicant(s).
    • It is the policy of NAKHE that the Hellison Interdisciplinary Grant can be paid in one of two ways. It can be awarded directly to an individual who would then be responsible for submitting receipts to the Office of the NAKHE Executive Director for reimbursement of grant approved expenses; or, the grant can be awarded through the Foundation Office (or other) of the grantee’s institution where indirect costs can be negotiated with the campus. Indirect costs however may not be added to the request for the grant offer.
    • All universities/institutions must have an established Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB approval and informed consent for human subjects documentation must be submitted to the IRGP administrators for grant awardees prior to the release of funds from NAKHE.
    • A progress report will be required in addition to a final written report including budget and a lay summary of findings for NAKHE’s use in promoting the program and its recipients.
    • All unexpended funds must be returned to NAKHE in full within 60 days of the final written report.
    • Principal Investigators must assume personal responsibility for the proposal, execution of the research plan, and presentation of the results at the NAKHE national conference.
    • NAKHE will not require grantees to sign over intellectual property or copyright to NAKHE for any publications, projects that result from receiving this grant.
    • Projects are to be completed within two years unless approved by the selection committee.
    • All written documents including publications and presentation materials, and print electronic communications that result from successful funding of the application must include the following or similar statement: “This work was supported by funds received from the NAKHE Interdisciplinary Research Grant Program.”