ADAA will sponsor up to four competitive grants to special interest groups (SIGs) to support innovative projects that advance advocacy, dissemination, education, professional development, research, and training.
ADAA special interest groups provide opportunities for members to create smaller communities and network with others with similar interests, and enrich the broader ADAA community. Only ADAA members can belong and participate in the activities of SIGs.
Small grants foster innovative contributions to the organization.
To submit a grant request, the SIG must be recognized by the ADAA Board of Directors. SIGs must complete and return the grant application form to ADAA by October 15, 2013. Winners will be notified by December 2013.
Download the grant application; it is a writable pdf. Download it to your computer so you can create a copy to work on. When finished, save the document, give it a new filename, amuskin [at] adaa [dot] org (and send it as an e-mail attachment to ADAA by )amuskin [at] adaa [dot] org (October 15, 2013.)
Preference is given to projects for year-round projects that contribute to the community; requests for funds to bring speakers to the conference are given a lower priority.
These grants are meant to support ADAA members in their efforts to network, contribute to the ADAA community, and advance the field and profession. ADAA will facilitate SIG communication throughout the year, at no charge to the group. SIGs can arrange for conference calls, listservs, and posting information to the ADAA website with the help of ADAA staff. SIGs can meet at the ADAA Annual Conference by completing and submitting a form to ADAA by December 1, 2013.
These are examples, not a list intended to limit ideas.
SIGs must coordinate activities at the annual conference with the ADAA Meetings Manager. SIGs may not contract directly with the hotel for rooms or services and may not meet at another hotel. Individuals are not authorized to negotiate or enter into any contract on ADAA’s behalf or commit the association contractually. SIGs may not charge a fee for membership to the SIG or an event.
Several venues for SIG-sponsored programs are available at the annual conference.
SIGs proposing symposia, workshops, or roundtables as part of the peer-reviewed conference or pre-conference program must submit their proposals by the conference deadline via the online submission site. If accepted, these sessions will offer CE or CME credits; rejected submissions are not eligible for grants.
SIGs programs presented at the individual SIG meeting do not require a formal submission or peer-review. These sessions cannot offer CE or CME credits.
SIGs may propose non-ticketed social events at the ADAA conference after 7:30 pm, with or without a formal program or speaker. Social events can be restricted to SIG membership or open to all ADAA members. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: