The OTR Catalyst Grant is designed to catalyze new research that will
advance both knowledge and best practices in orientation, transition, and
retention. Prospective research studies, pilot studies, exploratory research
projects (qualitative and quantitative), as well as assessment-based best
practices (as defined by Upcraft and Schuh, 2002) that may be generalized will
be considered for this award. In the 2014-15, up to six catalyst grants (two
$1,000 grants and four $500 grants) will be awarded to emerging OTR researchers.
All grant recipients will also receive the registration fee for one annual NODA
Conference or regional conference and a year’s membership to the association. Grant
funds may be used to support professional development, researcher(s) stipend,
and project expenses. All funds (100%) must be used to support the proposed
NODA Special Catalyst Grant Fund Time-line:
• January 12 - February 16 – Applications accepted for applicants seeking funding
• March 30 – Applicants are notified of whether funding has been granted
Click here to view the NODA Catalyst Grant Fund application.