Encouraging Grant and Scholarship Activity among Student Affairs Staff

Topics: Research Incentives, Research Enterprise, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • Do other universities employ staff member dedicated to supporting and assisting student affairs staff members related to grants & scholarship activity?
  • What activities and/or services are effectively engage student affairs staff members in grant writing and scholarship activity?
  • What divisional incentives or strategies serve to support scholarship activity (rewards, awards, time release etc.)?


Student affairs administrators encourage staff to engage in grant-writing and scholarship activity to create an alternative revenue source for the division, raise the profile of the institution in the student affairs field, and for staff members’ professional development. This brief profiles services and incentives institutions offer to encourage grant-writing and scholarship activity among student affairs staff and describes staff positions that support grant proposal, publication, and presentation development.