The information on this page is specific to the Athletics Research Grant. For important information that relates to ALL grant programs, please visit the General Research Grant Information page.
The Sun Devil Athletics Operations Board and GPSA are pleased to announce the continuation of the Athletics Research Grant Program. The program’s goals are:
The Sun Devil Athletics Operations Board invites both undergraduate and graduate research proposals broadly focused on athletic related research endeavors. Research topics may include but are not limited to:
To be eligible for funding, the applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Arizona State University at the time of application and for the specified one-year funding period. Completed studies are not eligible to receive funding. Online students are now eligible for Athletics Research Grant funding.
Grant awards are designed to provide two levels of reimbursable financial support: terminal ($3,500) and independent research ($1,500). Terminal research is considered as an honors thesis, master’s thesis, or dissertation. Furthermore, only one award may be granted per degree (i.e., an applicant may not receive a terminal research grant for his/her thesis or dissertation more than once, however s/he may receive the $3,500 terminal research award for both a thesis project and also a dissertation project).
Although many independent research projects are carried out in collaboration with other individuals, this grant will only fund one person per project. That is, no two students collaborating on the same project will be awarded $1,500 individually.
All research endeavors must be approved by the student’s dissertation/thesis chair (terminal research), or advisor (independent research) and will be approved by Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) before the award is given to awardees. For this reason, please make sure that the research design of the proposal meets SDA guidelines before it is submitted.
The research is expected to culminate in an article suitable for publication in a scholarly journal, or in a completed master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Recipients will also be expected to submit a brief summary of the research project within one year of receiving the grant.
Research expenses may include, but are not limited to:
The Athletics Research Grant will not reimburse the following:
When reviewing the proposals and submitted documentation, the review panel will consider the following questions:
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The GPSA Graduate Peer Reviewers will conduct an initial review of all proposals to ensure they meet the submission requirements. Application scores that meet the requirements will then be reviewed by the Research Grant Committee, which is comprised of athletics administrators and graduate students.
The Research Grant Committee will make final funding decisions, and applicants will be notified of the status of their submission by mid March. Reviewer comments will be made available to interested applicants after the grant recipients are chosen.