Grant Application: Policies and Procedures
Below are the specific requirements for various types of grant applications. For general rules that apply to all grant applications, see the column at right.
Applicants for RESEARCH GRANTS should apply according to the following guidelines.
- A description which provides a brief but complete overview of the proposed project (1-2 paragraphs).
Statement of the problem
Statement of the research question(s)
Statement of the hypothesis (if relevant)
Definition of terms
The importance of the study to the field
- Brief literature review demonstrating knowledge of research previously done in this area and supporting the need for further research. Complete reference list.
Theoretical research framework (qualitative or quantitative)
Where the research will be completed and if that site has a research review board.
Informed consent forms
How the data will be collected
How the data will be analyzed
How the data will be presented
Limitations of design
Methods for achieving validity or trustworthiness
The request for funds must specifically articulate needs and costs. When budgeting for personnel fully describe purpose, functions and responsibilities. Requests for equipment and supplies need to be itemized and detailed. Administrative costs include copying, postage, telephone and other supplemental expenses. Include other sources of funding.
- Plan for disseminating results in addition to a required article for the American Journal of Dance Therapy.
- Timeframe for completion of project.
- Qualifications of researchers. List of advisors/ consultants to the project. Please describe duties and identify the specific timeframe in which they will be involved. Provide vitae.
- Two letters of support: one from a dance/movement therapist and one from a professional who is knowledgeable in the proposed area of research.
Film/Video and Publication Grants
Applicants for a FILM/VIDEO or PUBLICATION grant should apply according to the following guidelines:
- A description that provides a brief but complete overview of the proposed project (1-2 paragraphs).
- Target audience
The request must be very specifically articulated as to needs and costs. When budgeting for personnel describe purpose, functions and responsibilities fully. Requests for equipment and supplies need to be itemized and detailed. Administrative costs include copying, postage, telephone and other supplemental expenses. Include other sources of funding.
- Credentials of authors/producers.
- Timeline for completion of project.
- Dissemination/marketing plan.
- Two letters of support: one from a dance/movement therapist and one from a professional who is knowledgeable about publishing or media being used.
Applicants for EDUCATIONAL grants:
In order to support the development of dance/movement therapy in other countries that are less developed and economically disadvantaged, and similar under-served sections of the United States, the Foundation will consider applications from established dance/movement therapy practitioners and teachers to enable teaching and curriculum development in such areas.
- It will be necessary to have other funding resources that will then be supplemented by the Foundation. These can be additional designated donations to the Foundation by supportive individuals or associations as well as partial support from the host agency.
- Upon completion of the project, it is required that the recipient write a narrative or manual to enable others to understand the problems and possibilities of this kind of work.
Applications should include the following:
- Credentials of applicant
- Specific description of purpose and methods envisaged.
- Describe how this project relates to dance/movement therapy knowledge and purpose, and contributes to the larger scope of the profession.
- Details of the budget being considered including funds from other sources.
- Plans for disseminating information.
- Time frame.
- Letters of support from host agency, dance/movement therapists and others knowledgeable of your project.