ASAE Announces Four Recipients for its Inaugural Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants

WASHINGTON— ASAE Foundation names four university programs to receive research grants in the new Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants program. The SRGP is one vehicle the Foundation uses to advance knowledge in association management through rigorous research efforts. The lead investigators will receive funds to support research on a cross-section of questions relevant to nonprofit membership and member-based associations. Each award is for one year, at a level of $7,500 --- with the funding period beginning this month.

WASHINGTON — ASAE Foundation names four university programs to receive research grants in the new Scholarly Research in Association Management Grants program. The SRGP is one vehicle the Foundation uses to advance knowledge in association management through rigorous research efforts. The lead investigators will receive funds to support research on a cross-section of questions relevant to nonprofit membership and member-based associations. Each award is for one year, at a level of $7,500 — with the funding period beginning this month.

The four awardees are:

Florida State University
Principal Investigator: David Berlan, Ph.D, Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration & Policy; Co-Investigator: Sarah Young, M.B.A.
Building the Capacity of Capacity Builders: A Study of Nonprofit Associations

University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Charles Dahan, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science
Co-Investigator: Brian Calfano, Ph.D., Missouri State University
Measuring Variables Affecting Individual-Level Decisions to Enter Association Fields

University of Georgia
Kristina Jaskyte, Ph.D, School of Social Work and Institute for Nonprofit Organizations
Board of Directors and Innovations in Associations

Wichita State University
Gery Markova, Ph.D, W. Frank Barton School of Business
Being a Professional: The Role of Professional Associations

“These grants will allow us to expand the reach of our research efforts and engage the academic community in the exploration issues facing associations. The ultimate goal is to provide additional insight that is both useful to our members and an enhancement to our profession,” said ASAE Executive Vice President and ASAE Foundation President Susan Robertson, CAE.

Award recipients will submit an interim and final report, and they will be invited to present findings at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition or another appropriate ASAE-sponsored learning event.

For more details about the Scholarly Research in Association Management Grant program, visit ASAE Foundation website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.