The Research Grant encourages research in varied applications of Orff Schulwerk, promoting the Orff Schulwerk philosophy and process. Awards of up to $8,000 may be granted for selected research proposals. Membership in AOSA and completion of the on-line application form are required to be considered for a research grant. Application deadlines are January 25 and July 25 each year. Grant recipients are asked to share their research findings with AOSA at the conclusion of the study through a presentation at an AOSA Professional Development Conference and a submission of a summary article for consideration to the Editorial Board of The Orff Echo. The researcher may submit the full study to any other professional journal for publication. Documentation of research findings will be made available through the Isabel McNeill Carley Library. One-of-a-kind research materials, letters, and the archives of AOSA comprise this wonderful library housed in the Sibley Library at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
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. A maximum of three proposals may be awarded up to $8000 each per year to cover expenses related to the research project. 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.