The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Foundation offers "seed grants" for community outreach/research projects. Grants may be for up to $500, recognizing that the total funds available in one year are $4,000 ($1,000 each quarter). The primary function of these community outreach/research seed grants is to provide limited support to AASP members (especially early career professionals/pre-tenured faculty or students) for their community outreach/research endeavors. In general, proposals must:
- Integrate research and practice
- Be clearly articulated
- Ideally show potential for further community outreach/research work, leading to additional funding; and
- Contribute to the knowledge base in exercise and sport psychology.
- Any person who is a current member of AASP is eligible.
- If students cannot meet this requirement, they may co-author the proposal with a member (typically their advisor) who does meet the requirement. However, it must be clear that it is the student's - not the advisor's - project. If the advisor needs to be first author for a university's purposes even though it's the student's work, please note it's the student's project on the application.
- The primary recipient of an AASP Foundation community outreach/research seed grant may only receive such seed grant funding once every 2 years.
- Applicants may not apply for an AASP Foundation community outreach/research seed grant and an AASP grant (Community Outreach, Research, etc.) for the same project at the same time.
C. Application Procedure
- Applications will be reviewed four times a year: beginning January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.
- Applications may be received at any time, although grants are due no later than midnight the day before each grant cycle to be considered within that review period.
- The grant application should be e-mailed to the AASP Foundation Community Outreach/Research Seed Grant Committee Chairperson at AASPFSeedgrant@appliedsportpsych.org.
- Please use the pdf fillable form to complete the application.
- Proposals must include the following components:
- Researcher/Practitioner information (one page maximum)
- Proposal (one page or less – must use 12-point font and 1-inch margins, single spacing is acceptable) – include title but do not include name(s)/affilitation(s) of submitters
- Budget and budget justification
- Submission checklist
Failure to include all components listed above, or proposals that do not conform to length specifications, will not be reviewed.
- Budgets must be for a maximum of $500.
- Awards will be paid to your department or organization/company, if one exists, and can cover costs such as equipment, hourly assistance, materials, and supplies.
- Budgets cannot include indirect costs, salaries for the researcher(s)/practitioner(s), or travel to present the results.
- Grants are awarded as soon as the review process is completed each quarter.
- Proposals which are not approved will be returned to the researcher(s)/practitioner(s) with feedback and may be resubmitted if desired.
- Failure to complete the project may require reimbursement.
- A final report on the project (maximum of one page in length) is required once the project has been completed, to be sent to the AASP Foundation Community Outreach/Research Seed Grant Committee Chairperson at AASPFSeedgrant@appliedsportpsych.org
- It is encouraged that an abstract of the completed work be submitted for consideration at the first eligible AASP conference that follows the completion of the grant.
- Any publication(s) resulting from the grant should acknowledge the funding from AASP.