Eligibility: PLT members of at least one year
Amount: up to $2,500
Deadline: April 1 and October 1
Pi Lambda Theta research grants are awarded for direct expenses of research in education. A grant proposal can be for an independent project or a part of a larger project, such as a dissertation. Grants are funded by the Pi Lambda Theta Educational Endowment. Grant recipients must provide Pi Lambda Theta with a final report.
Grants are awarded in amounts up to $2,500 and are disbursed directly to the recipient. Up to three-quarters of the grant amount is available for disbursement when the grant is announced; the balance becomes available when the final report is submitted.
An applicant must have been a member of Pi Lambda Theta for at least one year before applying for a grant. Continued eligibility requires continued membership.
The proposal must include:
- A Pi Lambda Theta universal application/nomination cover sheet.
- A résumé (A full vita is not necessary.)
- A proposal (maximum of five pages in length, double spaced, including appendices) containing
the following elements (Your name should appear only on the cover sheet, not on any page of the
proposal itself. The project title must be on every page.)
- Educational context (State the topic you propose to study. Briefly discuss the relevant literature,
related research, underlying theory, and your own hypothesis or focal issue.)
- Objectives (Indicate the population to be served and list one to four designed outcomes in
- Procedures (Describe the research methods, participants, resources needed, and a timeline
for completion. The project must be completed within 18 months.)
- Evaluation (Explain how you will measure the project’s success in achieving the listed objectives.)
- Proposed use of funds (Provide an itemized list, totaling no more than $2,500. Expenses for
purchase of equipment, rental of space, living expenses, or tuition will not be considered.)
- Dissemination (Describe your plans, e.g.: workshops, presentations, submissions to scholarly
or popular publications. Dissemination is an important element of the proposal.)
- Appendix (Provide any additional information essential to understanding the proposal.)
No additional copies of the above material are required; however, Pi Lambda Theta reserves the right to require up to 10 copies of material that is not readily reproducible. Proposal materials are not returned.
The research awards committee reviews proposals and makes funding recommendations.
The complete proposal must be received in the Pi Lambda Theta international office by the deadline below. Send proposals to:
- (by email ): email@example.com
- (by U.S. mail ): PO Box 7888, Bloomington, IN 47407
Proposal deadlines are April 1 and October 1.
Submitting a Final Report
One-quarter of the funds awarded will be withheld pending a final report on your work. A formal report must be received by PLT within two years of the deadline date of your original application in order for the funding of your project to be completed.
This report should be between 10 and 30 pages long and should include information about your research project, in particular, information regarding how you have disseminated your research, including workshops and presentations, and submission for publication in both scholarly journals and practitioner-oriented publications. The report may contain posters, graphs, tables, manuscripts or publications and will not be returned. Electronically submitted reports in any format, will also be accepted.