How To Apply
|AFRICAN AMERICAN SUCCESS FOUNDATION, INC.
Mailing Address: 7027 West Broward Boulevard, #313, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317 (954) 792.1117
*** A Not-For-Profit Organization Whose Mission Is To Promote The Positive Image Of African Americans ***
|Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant|
This grant provides financial support to students and professionals who conduct research to study African American success, particularly in the area of education. It is offered to encourage the building of the science of African American success by studying those attitudes and behaviors that cause people to attain high academic achievement. The research can focus upon early childhood education, student performance in the elementary, middle or high school years, as well as the attitudes and behaviors that help individuals finish college and graduate school. It can also focus upon parental behaviors that contribute to student success, as well as related home and community variables that promote excellence in educational performance.
By focusing upon the strategies that are working well for many highly successful African Americans nationwide and spreading the word about these successful strategies, the African American Success Foundation can help educational institutions, social service agencies, public policy makers, and other concerned citizens replicate these successes for many others in the years to come.
Graduate students and professionals are eligible for this research grant. Students must be recommended by a faculty advisor who agrees to oversee the project and the submission of a publishable caliber paper upon its completion.
There is no special application form, recommended format, or length of material required. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest in applying for the award, curriculum vitae, a description of the proposed research project (please give project a title) including a timeline, plus a letter of recommendation from their faculty advisor, if students, or from their department chairperson, agency head, or officer of their professional association, if professionals.
The letter of recommendation should include a statement of agreement to supervise the study to completion and to the submission of a publishable caliber paper.
Submit 6 copies of the application materials (for a total of six complete packets that each include all the documents requested including the letter of recommendation in the packet for each reviewer).
Submit your materials by Fedex, UPS, or USPS with tracking to ensure verification of delivery by the deadline date and time.
|Award:||The grant is $5,000.00.|
|Awards Given:||One each year. All applicants and former grant recipients may re-apply.|
|Duration:||1 year. Please make it clear in your proposal and timeline that your study can be completed in one year.|
1. The Foundation may publish the final project.
2. This memorial research grant is named for Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones, an African American who recruited teachers from around the country to work with students in the Fort Lauderdale area public school system.
|Limitations:||1. Recipients must prepare a publishable caliber paper upon completion of the project and provide a copy to the Foundation.
2. African American Success Foundation may invite the Grant recipient to be its guest and present the research results at the organization’s Success Summit Conference.
|Deadline:|| The deadline for the 2017 grant is Friday June 2.
All grant proposals must be RECEIVED by 5 PM on the deadline date.
|Residency Requirement:||United States|
|Tenability Locations:||United States|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Education, Sociology, African American Studies are of particular interest. Scholars who are conducting research about African American high academic achievers in all disciplines are invited to apply.|
Submit 6 copies of the application materials (for a total of six complete packets that each include all the documents requested including the letter of recommendation in each packet). Submit your materials by Fedex, UPS, or USPS with tracking to ensure verification of delivery by the deadline date and time.
Cynthia Wilson, Ph.D., Chairperson
The Committee’s Selection Will Be Posted