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African American Success Foundation, Inc.

Mailing Address: 7027 West Broward Boulevard, #313, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33317   (954) 792.1117
http://B
lackSuccessFoundation.org

*** a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the positive image of African Americans ***

 

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones
Memorial Research Grant

Purpose:

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 academic success. 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.

All proposals must make it clear that the research focus is on high academic achievers. Studies that are part of larger research projects or dissertations that are comparing high achievers to others may be considered if the AASF proposal focuses exclusively on those who are excelling. Studies about those who are slipping, lagging, just getting by, or who are failing will not be considered.

Over the years, many very fine proposals could not be funded because they failed to meet grant criteria.

         All proposals must clearly state how high academic achievers or high achievers are being defined. Itís not enough to simply state that subjects are college students, are in advanced classes, honors programs, or are pursuing doctorates. The Grant Selection Committee cannot assume that all of these subjects are doing well. Your proposal must indicate how this success is being defined and measured. And when the research includes subjects score below a 3.0 GPA, for example, the proposal must make it clear that, to meet AASFís criteria, the study targets only those who are scoring 3.0 GPA or better.

         All proposals must use datasets that enable the researcher to partial out African-American high achievers. The Grant Selection Committee realizes that other populations may be of interest and applauds this research, but the exclusive focus of the Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant is on African-Americans.

         All grant applications must include 6 sets of all materials so that all reviewers have a complete set.

          All grant application materials should be copied on one side of the page and not on the front and back of the page. This will not disqualify a proposal from review, but certainly is not reviewer-friendly.

          All grant submissions should be submitted by traditional mail or express methods. AASF does not accept e-mail or other electronic submission of proposals.

 

Eligibility:

Graduate students and professionals are eligible for this research grant. Students must be recommended by a faculty mentor 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, that includes a statement of agreement to supervise the project through to completion and submission of the publishable caliber paper. 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 may re-apply.

Duration:

1 year.

Special Features:

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 Award recipient to be its guest and present the research results at the organization's annual Success Summit.

Deadline:

  June 5, 2015

Residency Requirement:

 

United States

Tenability Locations:

 

United States

Subjects:

Psychology, Education, Sociology, African American Studies.

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
Grant Selection Committee

African American Success Foundation, Inc.
Mailing Address:
7027 West Broward Boulevard, #313
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

 

The Committee's Selection Will Be Posted
on
AASF's Website By End of Summer
and All Applicants Will Be Notified By Mail