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The Research Consortium is pleased to have support from Human Kinetics Publisher to provide a seed grant focused on building an evidence-base for AAHPERD/NASPE's Physical Best Program. This is the first of what we hope to be a growing number of organizational activities in support of evidence-based programming.
The Research Consortium is calling for ORIGINAL RESEARCH proposals designed to provide evidence related to student outcomes for participating in the Physical Best youth fitness education program. Evidence should address health-related fitness knowledge and/or attitudes toward health-related fitness.
Proposals should be a maximum of five pages and they should include the following components: title of the study, investigator information (name, contact information, member ID of PI, and summary of qualifications for each investigator), description of proposed study (include: study aims/purpose and significance, background literature/theoretical framework, study design/methodology, analysis plan, references) and proposed budget. It will be incumbent upon the researcher(s) to identify participating teachers who can capably implement the Physical Best program. The primary investigator of this research grant should be a member of AAHPERD, and is expected to present their findings on the research program at the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition. Grant winners are expected to submit an accompanying manuscript to the RQES.
Grant Amount and Funding Limitations
The amount of money available for research is $5000. Therefore, proposals should be limited to $5000 to conduct the research. Proposals should not include indirect institutional research costs or personnel salary, but they may include matching funds. Travel expenses for data collection are permissible, but not for presentation of findings. General guidelines (including IRB) and funding limitations for the AAHPERD Research Grant Program apply to this grant and can be found here.
Proposals are due NO LATER THAN March 1, 2013 and decisions will be made by the Research Consortium Executive Committee no later than April 15, 2013. Grant funds can be awarded as early as May 1, 2013 and the award will be for approximately a one-year time period, through August 2014.
For additional questions and proposal submission, contact email@example.com, 703-476-3415.