Evelyn Chasan Research Grants



Purpose: The purpose for this call for proposals is to fund studies that increase understanding of issues pertaining to older adulthood. Preference will be given to research that focuses on older adult transitions, wellness and positive aging, issues arising in older adulthood, counseling with older adults, the training of counselors who will work with older adults, and/or diversity in older adulthood. This category of research grants is different from the Research Grants category, which focuses on adults across the lifespan. The Evelyn Chasan Research Grants are reserved for research specifically on older adults.

Amount of Funding: AADA has allocated $500 to the Awards Committee to support deserving research about older adults. One $500 grant will be awarded.

Who May Apply: One of the $500 grants will be awarded to a graduate student principal researcher and the second $500 grant is open to both students and professionals. Applicants for both grants must be members of AADA. Individuals may submit (or be part of a submission team) for only one proposal. Multiple submissions by any researcher (individually or as part of multiple research teams) will not be accepted. Members of the AADA Board are ineligible to apply.
Research Objective(s):

Please describe briefly how the proposed study will contribute to the understanding of issues pertaining to older adulthood (max. 100 words):

Note: The applicant must be a current member of AADA!

Please send the information from this form and all supporting documentation to assist the committee in designating the award recipient as e-mail attachments to the AADA Awards Committee co-chairs, Philip Clarke and Rebecca Earhart Michel, at aadaawards@gmail.com with the subject, “AADA Evelyn Chasan Research Grant.”

Evaluation Criteria: Research proposals will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers using the following criteria:

a. Qualifications of the Researcher(s):
 The principal researcher and all additional researchers must be regular or student members of AADA.
 For the graduate student grant, the principal researcher must be a graduate student.

b. Quality of the Proposed Research:
 Proposed topic is within the scope of older adulthood; research question is centered on older adult transitions, wellness and positive aging, issues arising in older adulthood, counseling with older adults, the training of counselors who will work with older adults, and/or diversity in older adulthood. (25 points)
 Proposed topic is relevant to older adults as evidenced by a well-organized, succinct literature review, including diversity, multicultural, or social justice implications (25 pts. possible).
 The research methodology is well detailed, appropriate for the research question, and follows accepted practice for quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods methods (25 pts. possible).The proposal addresses ethical standards for research with human subjects (5 pts. possible).

c. Financial Need:
 Clear, itemized, and research-focused budget: The budget for the research project is sound given the methods and scope of the proposed project. Only expenses budgeted for conducting the study will be considered; presentation expenses will not be considered. Other funds being used to support the project must be disclosed in the budget (15 pts. possible).
 Funds may not be used for time compensation, such as GA work, unless you provide the employee with a 1099 Form submitted to the IRS. The budget may include payment for time if the recipient (e.g., transcription company, statistical consultant) accounts for the self-employment or business income and provides a receipt. Receipts must be maintained by the Primary Researcher and made available should AADA request the records.

d. Plan for Dissemination:
 The proposal must contain a clear, feasible, and appropriate plan for dissemination of research findings. As a condition of the acceptance of the grant award, the researcher is required to complete one of the following by October 30th of the year subsequent to receiving the award (5 pts. possible):
 Propose to present the research results as a poster session or educational session at the ACA World Conference, ACES National or Regional Conference, or AADA National Conference;
 Submit the manuscript of the research results to a refereed journal for publication consideration.
 Acknowledgment of Support and Agreement: The researcher will include an acknowledgment of AADA’s financial support of the project in all reports, presentations, or publications related to the supported project.