RGK Center/ARNOVA President’s Award for Nonprofit Research

Request for Proposals

The annual RGK Center – ARNOVA President’s Award provides $10,000 grants to individual members of ARNOVA to support basic research and theory building in the field of philanthropic, nonprofit and voluntary action studies. We are looking for new, creative work, and especially encourage projects that incorporate and apply insights, frameworks and theories from the social sciences to the study of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and volunteerism. One award is made per year.

An RFP is available on the ARNOVA website inviting proposals and providing guidelines. An Awards Committee composed of current and former Presidents of ARNOVA will review applications, and the recipient of the Award will be notified. Inquiries about this program can be directed to Thomas Jeavons, Executive Director of ARNOVA, at tjeavons@arnova.org.

The Award recipient will be expected to produce a working paper that can be made available on the RGK Center website when finished, and a presentation of that paper can be made at the annual ARNOVA Conference the year it is completed. The recipient will be expected to produce the final paper within 12 months of the announcement of the Award.

ARNOVA and the RGK Center are pleased to sponsor this Award in order to advance cutting edge research in the field.

To see a list of award recipients please click here