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.

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2018-2019 Grant Program

The call for Graduate Student Research Grant Applications is now open!

Please read the "Information and Guidelines" and "Phase I Application" below for more details.

Applications will be due October 15, 2018.

How to Submit: Email the completed application to


2017-2018 Grant Recipients

The 2017-2018 Research Grant Program resulted in the Research Council funding two Graduate Student Grants (for up to $2,500 each). The recipients are:

Graduate Student Grants

  • Yubing Wang, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Mika Manninen, University of Georgia

Past Grantees

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