AOSA Research Partnership Grant Purpose The purpose of the AOSA Research Partnership Grant is to encourage joint research related to Orff Schulwerk by music teachers (serving as primary investigator and team leader) and experienced researchers. For possible examples please refer to the document entitled Research Committee Initiatives on the AOSA Research website To make available, through the Isabel McNeill Carley Library, the findings, evidence, and documentation of sponsored research projects Eligibility The grant is open to any research team that includes at least one practicing music teacher of grades PK-12 in a school setting and one faculty member with substantial research experience at a college or university. Team members are expected to collaborate closely in designing and implementing a research project. The practicing music teacher must be a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and serve as primary researcher in the project; the college faculty members will serve in an advisory role. Funding Grant requests of $100 to $800 will be considered In some cases, partial funding may be granted A maximum of three proposals per year will be awarded up to $800 each to cover expenses related to the research project. Requirements (See application.) AOSA National Membership Résumé reflecting knowledge of or expertise in Orff Schulwerk Letter of reference Completed Research Grant Application Deadlines January 15 and July 15 of each year Notification will be made by April 1 or October 1, accordingly Submit the application form and proposal by January 15 or July 15 of each year. Notification will be made by March 31 or September 30 accordingly. Send to: American Orff-Schulwerk Association Attn: Research Chair PO Box 391089 Cleveland OH 44139-8089 firstname.lastname@example.org Revised 03/10 American Orff-Schulwerk Association Music and Movement Education PO Box 391089 Cleveland, OH 44139 (440) 543-5366 Partnership Research Grant Application Members of the Research Committee and the Research Advisory Panel will evaluate this proposal. Each member will receive a copy of Section 4 only. Please be certain that your name does not appear in this application beyond Section 3. Final selections are made by the AOSA National Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Research Committee. SECTION 1: Name of PI: Institutional Affiliation: Address: City, State, Zip: Home Number: E-mail Address: AOSA Chapter Affiliation: AOSA Membership #: Fax #: Project Title: Name of College/University Partner: Institutional Affiliation: Address: City, State, Zip: Home Number: E-mail Address: AOSA Chapter Affiliation: AOSA Membership #: Fax #: Any Additional Research Team Partners: Name and Institution: Name and Institution: Name and Institution: Date Submitted: By submitting this application, applicants agree to the conditions stated in section 3 of this document. Revised 03/10 Section 2: A. Please include a résumé which indicates: 1. Previous and current positions and duties 2. Education 3. Training in Orff Schulwerk (Include training in Levels and other courses as well as workshops) 4. Other relevant experience 5. Articles or publications 6. Work experience in Orff Schulwerk (place, grade levels, clinical situations) 7. Previous experience with research. B. Include at least one letter of reference from someone who is acquainted with your work and the work you would do as researcher of this project. Section 3: A. Briefly describe how the results of the research will be disseminated. B. Upon accepting the grant, applicants agree to: 1. Share the findings of the study at an AOSA national conference within 2 to 3 years of the completion of the work. (A portion of the awarded funding will be reserved by AOSA to pay the conference registration fee for the conference during which grant recipients present their research. All other travel expenses remain the responsibility of the grant recipient.) 2. Submit a written summary of the findings to the Editorial Board of The Orff Echo (The complete study may be submitted to another professional journal.). 3. Provide one bound and one electronic copy of the completed study to the AOSA Research Chair for the Isabel McNeill Carley Library. (Include an Abstract, Introduction, Review of Related Literature, Methodology, Results, Discussion/Summary, and a Bibliography 4. Print the following statement as acknowledgement within the study and in any subsequent publication of the study: “This project was supported in part by a Research Grant from the American Orff- Schulwerk Association. Funding of this research project does not imply endorsement of a specific method, philosophy, or approach by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.” If the grant recipient fails to comply, AOSA reserves the right to recall this funding. Revised 03/10 Section 4: The proposal is limited to 15 pages. It must be typed and double-spaced, and it should include the following components A. Introduction 1. Title of project. 2. Introduction and general statement of the research purpose. 3. Justification for the study. 4. A specific statement of the research question(s), including definitions of terms. B. Related Research This section may include background information, examination of studies closely related to the proposed research, and references about methodological concerns. Make clear how each study cited in this section relates to the proposed study. C. Methodology This section will include the sample population, setting, data collection procedures, data analysis, and timeline. D. Dissemination Plan This section may include a plan for the dissemination of results in professional publications and presentations (one of which must include the AOSA National Conference, as stated in Section 3). E. Bibliography F. Itemized Budget Proposal The budget proposal should include service fees, equipment, supplies, administration, travel, and any other expenses. Make clear how much you are requesting from AOSA Research Funds and how much will come from other sources. Following are examples of fundable budget items: Service fees: trade dues, editing fees, data entry, data analysis, transcribing, (not salaries or graduate assistantship stipends) Equipment: software, external hard drive or flash drive, microphone, camera, video camera, (not computers, music instruments or furniture) Supplies: tapes, paper, DVDs, CD ROMs, books, scores, Administration: Postage, printing Travel: pertaining to non-local data collection (not for dissemination of results) G. Budget Justification This section should include a detailed justification of each item in the budget proposal. Revised 03/10 vised 03/10
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