Grant Activity Assignment
Background: External funding in the form of grants or contracts is essential for sectors in recreation and sport. Grants and contacts help professionals generate funding that aids in the completion of projects, conduct of research, etc. Three primary funding opportunities are Research Grants, Service Grants, and Contracts. The following table outlines examples of differences in the funding orientations of each:
|Research Grant||Service Grant|
A researcher receives funding to study the long-
term effects of performance-enhancing
drugs on college athletes.
A team of experts receives funding to implement a
drug-free campus program.
A state education department sponsors experts
to present a series of workshops to high school
athletes regarding the detriments of drug use.
A city recreation director receives funding to assess
community interest in establishing a skate park.
A city recreation department receives state
and federal funding to build a skate park.
A city hires an expert to select a site for a skate park
and to design the venue around the site’s natural
A researcher receives
funding to determine which of a series of sports gear advertisements are best received by a focus group.
A market analyst receives
funding to select appropriate consumer markets and manage a rollout of sports gear advertisements.
A sports gear manufacturer
hires an assessment team to monitor consumers’ responses to sports gear ads.
Source: Cuneen, J. & Tobar, D. (2015). Sport industry research & analysis: An approach to informed decision making. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway.
Assignment: There are three components to this assignment: 1) find a prospective grant and funding agency that is security-related; 2) provide an executive summary that details the description of the grant, deadline to apply, funding source, size of the grant, application instructions, and why you feel this is a worthwhile grant/contract to pursue; and 3) attach the official application.
Format and Directions:
• Submit using Word, Times New Roman, 12-point font; double-spaced
• Format the executive summary in an organized, clear manner. Use headings, bold, etc. One long essay-style paragraph is not acceptable.
• Submit on the course site by11:59pm (CST) on April 17th.