Innovation Grants Program

The Innovation Grants Program (IGP) provides awards to support creative exploration and project development that will raise the association community’s awareness of and engagement with innovative ideas and projects. Grant recipients receive up to $10,000 to dive deeper into innovation and implement their project ideas, creating models of innovation for the entire association community.

2019 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 Innovation Grants Program award recipients! The Foundation looks forward to supporting their projects in 2019.

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
    “Mixed Reality Simulation (MRS)”
    This project seeks to increase efficiency and success in helping trainees develop into more effective Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) by introducing teaching environments (academic settings and clinical communities) to Mixed Reality Simulation (MRS).

  • American College of Cardiology National Headquarters (ACC)
    “Breaking Down Educational Barriers: Meeting Members Where They Are”
    This project aims to improve the experience of members of the ACC in claiming credit towards continuation education (CME) for online learning.

  • National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
    “Microlearning at NACUBO”
    This project will create short, focused videos designed to help chief business officers at colleges and universities—and those interested in learning more about the CBO role—meet specific leadership competencies.

IGP has been fueling innovation in associations since 2013. Learn about past grant recipients.

Important Dates and Application Information

  • 2020 IGP application period opens: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 
  • Letter of Intent requested by: Monday, November 11, 2019 
  • Application deadline: Monday, November 25, 2019 
  • Grant recipients announced: Winter 2020 

Find out more about the program, including selection criteria, eligibility, types of grants, and FAQ.

Tools and Resources

Making Innovation Accessible
The ASAE Research Foundation’s Innovation Grants Program supports associations’ pursuit of new and better models and practices—not to mention insights into the discipline of innovating.

Top 10 Tips for Applying to IGP
The ASAE Research Foundation asked past Innovation Grants Program applicants for the advice they would give potential applicants. Here are their top tips for successful proposals.

Learn More

For more information, contact:
Andrea Wieters
Research Project Manager
202 626-2892

The Innovation Grants Program is made possible through support from SunTrust Foundation, Geico, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. View all of the Innovation Grants Programs supporters

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