The National Institute of Out of School Time is accepting applications for its Robert Bowne Foundation National Afterschool Matters Initiative Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants program.
The program aims to build a network of scholars studying organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours and contribute to basic knowledge and the improvement of practice and policy in the area of OST youth programs.
Two grants in the amount of $25,000 each will be awarded to support either
- Original empirical research in or about youth programs during the non-school hours; Or
- Research syntheses or policy analyses of youth programs.
Priority is given to proposals in which the research team is composed of a partnership — one university-based researcher and one youth worker/practitioner-researcher.
In 2015, preference will be given to projects that focus on language and literacy in OST settings; studies that examine the integration of language and literacy with other practices in OST settings (e.g., the arts, media and technology, career and technology education); studies of emerging language and literacy development in OST settings; and studies of English language learning in OST settings.