Call for Proposals

Purpose: The purpose for this call for proposals is to support research related to counselor education and supervision. NARACES will fund up to three proposals for up to $500.

Who May Apply: This grant competition is open to current NARACES members: students, site supervisors, and counselor educators. Student and site supervisor researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

Submission Limit: 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.

Proposal Format: Proposals must adhere to the following requirements in order to be considered:

  • Follow the guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) (2019). [No title page and abstract needed/application form will be title page.]
  • Proposal should be no more than four pages, excluding the application form and references.
  • Proposals should include a rationale, methodology, budget, plan for dissemination, and references.
  • Please prepare the proposal for “blind” review. Remove any researcher identification from the proposal. The application form will include researcher contact information.
  • Submitted documents must be in either Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.

Evaluation Criteria: A panel of reviewers will evaluate research proposals using the following criteria:

  • The researcher is a current member of NARACES a regarding and provides documentation regarding proof of current membership
  • The researcher submitted only one grant proposal this review cycle
  • Points will be awarded according to the following formula:
    • Proposed topic is within the scope of counselor education and supervision (30 pts.)
    • Relevance of research or practice to counselor education and supervision as evidenced by the literature review (30 pts.)
    • Strength and clarity of the research methodology or description of program (30 pts.)
    • Applicable ethical standards for research with human subjects (10 pts.)
  • Note: Funds may not be used for time compensation, including GA work, unless you provide the “employee” with a 1099 Form submitted to the IRS, so that they are taxed appropriately. 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 ACES request the records.

As a condition of the acceptance of the grant award, the researcher is required to:

  • Submit a final report the October following the award of the grant, including a description of research activities and how funding is being used.
  • Submit a copy of the proposal in presentation form and present the research results at a NARACES or ACES conference when the next call is announced, [The next call would be for NARACES 2024 conferences.] or provide the research grant committee chair a copy of the manuscript of the research results that has been submitted to a refereed journal for publication consideration
  • The researcher will include an acknowledgment of NARACES financial support of the project in all reports, presentations, or publications related to the supported project.

Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submission is 8/15/23.

Submission Instructions: 

  • Complete the application form.
  • Develop your proposal according the grant guidelines
  • Email the application form and grant proposal submission to NARACES Research Grants Committee Chair, Dr. Maddie Stevens,