Research Grant Program

Over $600,000 in funding has been awarded through the SHAPE America Research Grant Program since its inception in 1997. The program is administered through the Research Council and is designed to fund member projects of value to the SHAPE America professions.

2014-2015 Grant Program

The 2014-2015 Research Grant Program has launched!  The deadline for all Phase I proposals is January 26th, 2015.

Phase I Application

The maximum amount awarded for the Early Career Investigator is $5,000.  The maximum awarded for the Graduate Student Grant is $2,500.

Please send all final proposals to


Questions about the SHAPE America Research Grant Program may be directed by email to: or by phone to: 703-476-3410.

2013-14 Grant Recipients

The 2013-2014 Research Grant Program resulted in the Research Council funding four Early Career Investigator Grants (for up to $5,000 each) and four Graduate Student Grants (for up to $2,500 each). The recipients are:

Early Career Investigator Grants

  • Senlin Chen, Iowa State University
  • Xiangli Gu, University of North Texas
  • Jennifer Krause,University of Northern Colorado
  • Zi Yan, Merrimack College

Graduate Student Grants

  • James Farnsworth, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Candace Hogue, University of Kansas
  • Andrew Pitchford, University of Michigan
  • Stephen Samendinger, Michigan State University

Past Grantees and Grant Summaries