AOSA RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP GRANT

The Research Partnership Grant encourages collaborative research projects between a school-music teacher as the primary investigator/team leader and a university-based researching teacher. The research team agrees to present the findings of their work at an AOSA Professional Development Conference following the study and to provide a summary article for consideration by the Editorial Board of The Orff Echo for publication. The complete study may be submitted to any other professional journal for publication.

PURPOSE

  • To encourage and support joint research related to Orff Schulwerk by music teachers and experienced researchers. (For possible examples, refer to the document entitled Research Committee Initiatives on the AOSA website  (AOSA.org)
  • To make sponsored research available through AOSA’s Isabel McNeill Carley Library

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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 will collaborate closely in designing and implementing a research project.
  • Practicing music teacher serves as Primary Investigator.
  • University faculty member serves as Co-Investigator in an advisory role

FUNDING

  • Grant requests of $500 to $8,000 will be considered
  • In some cases, partial funding may be awarded
  • Grant award funds not accepted in the year allocated will go back to the AOSA Research funds

REQUIREMENTS

  • AOSA National Membership
  • Résumé reflecting knowledge of or expertise in Orff Schulwerk
  • Letter of reference
  • Completed Research Proposal

DEADLINES

  • Submission Dates: January 25 and July 25 of each year
  • Notification Dates: April 1 or October 1, accordingly

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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