2021 Student Application:
Ackerman Research Grant in Educational Leadership
Completed applications must be submitted on or before March 15, 2021.
This application is to be used by student applicants only for the Don E. Ackerman Research Grant in Educational Leadership. Faculty and staff interested in applying for this grant should refer to the Faculty/Staff Research Application Process tab on the ORSP website for information about how to apply.
Students, please complete the following online form to submit your grant application. Each field below must be completed for the system to process your application. The “submit” button will not work if sections of the online application are blank.
The form below allows you to upload attachments in support of your application. Please do not email supporting documentation separately as it will be difficult for us to associate the documents with your pending application.
Questions about the online grant application should be directed to the ORSP at email@example.com.
Student Applicant Information
Please provide your Walden email.
Contact Phone Number
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Center for General Education
Colleg of Nursing
College of Health Professions
Riley College of Education & Leadership
School of Counseling
School of Criminal Justice
School of Human Services
School of Management
School of Psychology
School of Public Policy and Administration
School of Technology and Applied Science
Research Grant Information
Dissertation/Doctoral Study Title
Enter the abstract from your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal in the text box below.
Enter the problem statement from your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal in the text box below.
Enter the purpose statement from your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal in the text box below.
Enter the research question(s) [applies to both qualitative and quantitative studies]/hypotheses [applies to quantitative studies only] from your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal in the text box below.
In the text box provided below, please describe the research methodology proposed in your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal. Please DO NOT cut and paste the entire research methods section from your proposal in response to this question. All that is needed below is a brief description of the proposed research methodology.
Enter the description of the participants to be included in your study from your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal in the text box below.
Recruitment and Sample Size
Enter the description how participants will be recruited for your study from your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal in the text box below. Be sure to include information about the sample size for the proposed study.
Enter the data analysis plan for your study from your approved dissertation or doctoral study proposal in the text box below.
Research Status: All students conducting doctoral capstone research (whether just beginning to collect data or wrapping up the writing process) are eligible to apply. Please indicate where you are in the process so that we have a better understanding of your funding needs.
Currently I am . . .
Collecting data for my dissertation research/doctoral study project
Writing my dissertation/doctoral study (data collection is complete)
Waiting for CAO approval (have defended my dissertation/doctoral study)
Anticipated Graduation Date:
Enter the total amount requested (maximum $1000 US Dollars, you are not required to request the full amount).
Activities and/or costs that may be paid for with research grant funds:
- Funding for time/effort spent conducting the research (for example, data collection and analysis activities). To request this type of funding, you must include a cost estimate for the amount of time spent collecting data.
Example: 10 participants x 2 hour interviews x $12 per hour (10x2x12) = $240
-Supplies, software, travel, participant incentives, and rental fees needed for conducting the proposed dissertation/doctoral study research
- Participant Incentives: 10 participants x $10 amazon gift cards = $100.
-Travel: 10 trips to City X = 60 miles each trip Reimbursement rate = .58 per mile
10 x 60 x .58 = $348
- NVIVO Software Package = $114
Activities and/or costs that cannot be paid for with research grant funds:
-Dissertation/doctoral study editorial services
-Data analysis consulting services
-Walden tuition (or tuition at another institution)
In the text box below, please explain how the research grant funds will be used. For example, will the funds be used to pay for travel to the field site to collect data, provide incentives for participants, or purchase software needed for analysis?
Research Ethics (IRB) Approval
Please attach a copy of the Walden IRB approval letter for your dissertation/doctoral study research to this application.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Please attach an up-to-date copy of your resume or curriculum vitae to this application.
Submit your Ackerman Research Grant application by clicking the submit button below. Once submitted, you will receive an automatic reply confirming receipt of your application, which will include the tracking number for your grant application (Ackerman-2021-S-XX).
You are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about your Ackerman Research Grant application; however, please reference your grant tracking number in your email.