Guidelines for Grant Applications
Scholars and professionals who are interested in applying for a Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar Grant can submit a proposal to the Center before the announced deadline. Please include the following elements in your proposal:
Coversheet (1 page)
► Title of the proposed project
► The research call you are applying to (Corporate Social Advocacy, Ethics of Care, Activism)
► Name of applicant(s)
► Job title, position or affiliation, name of institution organization, and business
► Email address and phone number
► Contact information for the Office of Sponsored Research at your institution, including the name and email address of a point of contact
► Subject area that best describes the focus of the proposal
Abstract (1 page)
A one page abstract or summary of the proposed project that includes the applicant’s name, university/college affiliation, business, and project title.
Narrative (up to 5 pages)
A description, not more than five pages, typed and double-spaced, of the proposed research, how it furthers the mission of the Page Center to foster ethics and responsibility in public communication, and how the applicants intend to share the results of the project. Appropriate appendices that support the proposed project may be included and should be no more than 10 pages long. Applicants may wish to attach an optional selected bibliography, up to two pages, of scholarly or other works, other than the applicant’s own, that place the project in its intellectual framework. Appendices and bibliographies should be included following the project narrative.
All projects will be expected to deliver the following items before the end of the grant period:
► Original research project.
► Two blog posts: One at the beginning of the grant period that summarizes previous research and how your current project builds on it, and another at the end of the grant period that describes the findings from the study. Review the blog guidelines here. All posts are to be published on the Page Center’s blog.
► Other ideal deliverables include webinars, presentations to professionals (in non-conference setting), professional articles, keynote speeches, white papers, and other professionally-oriented communication. The grantee is responsible for assuring that a copy of every publication of material based on or developed under this grant agreement is sent to the grant coordinator.
Budget (1 page)
Using a spreadsheet or table, please list how the grant funding will be used. The grants may be used for legitimate scholarly purposes approved by the Center, such as field research, assistants and the purchase of research materials. Awards may not be used to support any commercial purpose.
The Center does not allow the following costs:
► Overhead, indirect or F&A costs
► Release time or course buy-out
► Any expenses to attend conferences
► Publication costs
Where applicable, proposals should be processed through the Office of Sponsored Research of the applicant’s institution to avoid lengthy delays in awarding funds.
Budget Notes (1 page)
Include a description of each line item explaining how the funding will be spent.
In a separate file please include the following:
Attach curriculum vitae or resume that describes scholarly work related to the proposed project and publication/presentation history of the applicant. This document will inform the review committee of the scholar or professional applicant’s potential for dissemination of findings.
Deadline & Notifications
► Application materials must be electronically submitted on or before Jan. 15, 2021.
► Scholars will be notified of the selection committee's decisions on March 15, 2021.
► Contracts for successful grants will be finalized by June 1, 2021.
► Final reports are due July 1, 2022.
Looking for deadline/notification information on the Activism Curriculum Call for Proposals? Click here
Submit grant proposals through Scholastica. Please include the call topic you are applying to in the title field of the submission form.
General questions about the Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar grants can be sent to PageCenter@psu.edu.