2020 HSF SIG Small Research Grant

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 HSF SIG Small Research Grant!!

The application deadline is January 15, 2020.


The purpose of this grant is to support experimental research that demonstrates the application of behavior analysis to address human behavior in the areas of health, sport, or fitness. Additional goals of this program are to disseminate behavior analytic research and practice and to expand research opportunities for students of behavior analysis.

All grants will be up to the amount of $500. The number of grants given in any one year will be dependent upon budgetary considerations. It is possible that, due to lack of appropriate proposals, no grants may be awarded in any one year. If any proposed budget exceeds the max grant amount of $500, then the proposal must clearly state that if the grant is awarded the project can be completed as proposed even with only partial funding.

Eligibility Criteria / Applicant Qualifications: The primary researcher/author:

  • Must be a graduate student of good standing in a graduate degree program in behavior analysis or a related discipline.
  • Must be a current member of the HSF SIG.
  • Cannot have graduated before receipt of the award.
  • Cannot have completed data collection before the application deadline.
  • Cannot have received a small research grant from the HSF SIG during the previous award year.

Recipient Responsibilities: To support the grant’s goal to disseminate behavior analytic research and practice, the award recipient is expected to:

  • Give a presentation on their project at the HSF SIG Business Meeting at the annual ABAI convention (either in person or via Zoom).
  • Submit and present their project as a poster or paper at a relevant conference (the conference can be a behavior-analytic conference or a relevant conference outside of behavior analysis).
  • Dependent on results, prepare and submit a manuscript for publication.
  • Prepare a short report to be published on the HSF SIG website.
  • Subsequent to receipt of funding, the successful applicant must inform the HSF SIG’s Executive Director of any changes in research methodology that alter the way in which research grant funds are spent during the study.

You can view a detailed copy of the Small Research Grant Guidelines by clicking HERE.

Applications will be accepted via a Google Form. Applicants will be asked to confirm eligibility and understanding of the recipient responsibilities, as well as upload required application materials. You can access the Small Research Grant Application by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions, please email us at hsf.abai@gmail.com

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