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|Mini Grant Fund|
Mini Grant Fund for Students & Young Professionals
Grant Status: OPEN for applications
Want to attend a QRCA educational seminar but can’t afford the fee?
Whether you are a graduate student, an independent consultant or an employee with a limited budget, the QRCA Young Professionals Committee has your back.
Apply now for a Mini Grant so you can attend a QRCA webinar or Chapter session to keep your education going.
About the Mini Grant Fund
The Mini Grant Fund aims to support the continuing education of graduate students and young professionals at QRCA (Qualitative Research Consultants Association) events throughout the year. It recognizes that accessing quality, paid education regularly can be challenging at times for early career professionals.
This new award fund will cover the cost of in-person or remote attendance at a QRCA educational seminar (not including the QRCA Annual Conference or the QRCA-AQR Worldwide Conference on Qualitative Research). Grants are available on an ongoing, rolling basis to ANY student in graduate school or professional 35 years or younger – whether they are a QRCA member or not – as long as they meet the requirements.
Grants will be awarded based on age, interest and need based on a short questionnaire.
How and When to Apply
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis as long as the grant status listed above says ‘OPEN.’ They will be reviewed one business week before any and every paid QRCA educational event. We recommend applying within two weeks of the desired event. Applications received less than one business week before an event will not be reviewed.
Look for a paid event on the QRCA calendar. Check back often as it’s updated regularly!
Complete the online Mini Grant application at least five business days before your desired event.
2. APPLICATION SUBMITTED
You will be notified by email once your application has been successfully sent.
3. COMMITTEE REVIEW
The Young Professionals Committee leadership reviews applications and makes award decisions.
You will be notified of grant approval or declination by email at least three business days in advance of the event. If approved, a code will be provided for you to enter during online event registration to remove the fee.
Note: One application cannot be submitted for more than one event; however, one may submit for multiple events. There is a one-time cap on the number of Mini Grants one individual may receive in a calendar year. One grant will be awarded per chapter event or two grants per mini-conference. The Mini Grant Fund does not cover travel or lodging expenses associated with attending in-person events. Applications for the Mini Grant will be closed once funds available in a calendar year are exhausted.