Awards and Grants

Midwest ACE encourages its members to conduct and/or participate in research that is valuable to college career centers and/or employers. Annually, Midwest ACE offers two grant opportunities to support relevant research projects that can be shared with the membership.


 

 

 

John Steele Grant 

The John Steele Grant supports and encourages new research or assessment in career planning and college recruiting. The recipient(s) will be awarded up to $2,000 and will present their results at the Midwest ACE 2023 Annual Conference. No previous research experience is required to apply.

Examples of relevant research or assessment include conducting a benchmarking survey of employers or college/university career centers, evaluating the effectiveness of a new recruiting or career services initiative, or researching the elements of an effective internship program. To be eligible, the principal researcher must be a current Midwest ACE member in good standing and the research or assessment must not yet be completed or conducted. Individuals can apply for this grant as co-collaborators, as collaboration across industries and/or universities.

The Professional Development Committee will evaluate applications and proposals based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance and usefulness to Midwest ACE membership
  2. Innovation and originality
  3. Clarity of purpose and goals
  4. Quality and appropriateness of design
  5. Overall quality of the proposal


Timeline: Application will close on June 25th, 2021. This is a two year research grant. The winner of the grant will be announced during summer 2021 and research will be conducted until 2023, where the winner will present their findings at the 2023 Annual Conference.

 

Click Here to Apply!
Click here for a list of past recipients.

 

 

John D. Shingleton Award for Innovation

The John D. Shingleton Award for Innovation is given for the best application of completed research or assessment that strengthens or enhances career services and recruitment practices.

The winner of the Shingleton Award will present their research results at the Midwest ACE Annual Conference, at which time a $350.00 award will also be presented.

The Professional Development Committee will evaluate applications and proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance and usefulness to Midwest ACE membership
  • Innovation and originality
  • Clarity of purpose and goals
  • Quality and appropriateness of design
  • Overall quality of the proposal

    Eligibility
    • Principal researcher must be a current Midwest ACE member in good standing
    • Research must already be completed

Timeline: Application will close on May 28th, 2021. The winner will be notified in early June and will be asked to present their research at the virtual 2021 Annual Conference held July 20 - 21.

 

Click Here to Apply!
Click here for a list of past recipients.
 

  

Questions

Please contact Midwest ACE Headquarters at [email protected]