Scholarly Research Grant Program

The Scholarly Research Grant Program (SRGP) encourages collaborative research between members of the academic and practitioner communities to advance association management and leadership. Each grant of up to $15,000 is awarded to support proposals that investigate research questions central to association management.


ASAE Research Foundation is an established primary creator and resource for research and information in the association community. Through this grant, ASAE Research Foundation intends 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.


  • Application opens: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • Live information session: TBD
  • Letter of intent requested: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  • Application deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
  • Grant recipients announced: April 2022



Congratulations to the 2020 and 2021 Scholarly Research award recipients!

The Research Foundation looks forward to supporting their projects throughout 2021 and beyond.


2021 Scholarly Research Grant Recipient

George Washington University

Who Joins and Leaves Associations? An Analysis of Longitudinal Survey Data

Principal Investigator: Kyle Albert, Assistant Research Professor


2020 Scholarly Research Grant Recipient

University of Washington

How, When and Why do Associations Advocate? Association Engagement in the Policy Process

Principal Investigator: Mary Kay Gugerty, PhD, Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance



Past Grant Recipients

SRGP has been fueling academic research projects that impact the association field since 2015. 

detail pages: 2021 2020

All past grant recipients.



For more information, contact:

Andrea Wieters
Senior Manager, Industry Research & Engagement Strategy