- General information about your grant proposal such as names, titles, and contact information for all researchers, title of project, organization(s), etc. in a Microsoft Word document or PDF
- Project abstract
- Purpose of the proposed study
- Describe how the proposed study would make a value-added contribution to the HR academic research literature; include the theoretical basis or conceptual framework for the study
- Describe how the proposed study would make a value-added contribution to HR practice
- Describe the outputs/deliverables you expect to generate from the study (e.g., academic and/or business journal articles, book(s), participant reports, etc.)
- Describe the type of design and note any potential challenges with this design
- If appropriate, describe the sample and setting and indicate how they are appropriate for the research question(s); be sure to address things such as industries, geographic regions, etc.
- If appropriate, has your sample been secured/approved for this project (yes, no)?
- Describe the number and types of study source(s) of data, such as employee self-report; workers, team leaders, managers, executives, etc.
- Describe the study variables that are specifically relevant to HR
- Provide a reasonably detailed project timeline
- Provide a budget and indicate how the requested amount corresponds with the scope and potential impact of the project; include an explanatory statement for each line item
- Note if other funding is being sought or has been received for this project and, if so, the source(s) and amount(s)
Grant Application Guideline
The following is a list of the types of information you should plan to include in your proposal. Note that not all of these will be relevant to every proposal.