ASAE Research Foundation seeks to expand and promote academic research that advances knowledge in association management and leadership, creating new conversations and raising the profile of nonprofit research both inside and outside academia.

New Grant Awarded 

ASAE Research Foundation congratulates Khaldoun AbouAssi, Ph.D., the 2022 recipient of the Sal Martino Grant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research.

Khaldoun AbouAssi, Ph.D., Provost Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration & Policy, School of Public Affairs, American University

Proposal Title:The Effects of the Intersectionality of Gender and Race on Members’ Involvement in Membership Associations

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Grant Programs

Scholarly Research Grants Program

The Scholarly Research Grants Program (SRGP) facilitates research projects in the academic community, forging partnerships that add to the body of knowledge in association management.

Sal Martino Grant for DEI Research

A new addition to the SRGP portfolio, the Sal Martino Grant supports research exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion in association management. The grant provides awards to meritorious proposal addressing DEI in nonprofit membership and member-based association management and is intended to support the research activities of those working (or matriculating) in an academic community, association management professionals, and consultants/private contractors in association management.

Innovation Grants Program

The Innovation Grants Program (2007-2020) provided funding to support the creative exploration and project development that will raise the association community’s awareness of and engagement with innovative ideas and projects. This grant is no longer being offered. 




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