NCTA Annual Grants Program

About the Program

The purpose of the Annual Grants Program is to offer opportunities for professional development, to promote the development of resources for NCTA members, to encourage professional support activities, to stimulate research pertinent to the field of testing (for possible submission to the NCTA Journal), and to support the formation of state testing organizations by members of the NCTA.

When Grants Will Be Accepted

For the upcoming 2019-2020 annual grants cycle, application materials will be accepted starting on December 1, 2018.

  1. Professional Development Grants will be awarded to individuals or groups in amounts from $500 to $3,500 for projects to be carried out over a one year period, from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
  2. Research Grants will be awarded to individuals or groups in amounts from $500 to $3,500 for research projects to be carried out over a two year period, from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.

The Application, Terms and Conditions, and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be downloaded below.

*NOTE:  Grants will be awarded to individuals, institutions, agencies, associations, or other groups no more than once every three (3) years.

Application materials must be received by February 15, 2019. Announcements of awards will be made on approximately June 14, 2019. All applicants will receive a notification of their award status via email to the address provided on the application.

1.  Professional Development Grant Award recipients must submit an Interim Progress Report on their project January 24, 2020. All funds received must be expended by June 30, 2020. A Final Report must be submitted by July 17, 2020.

2.  Research Grant Award recipients must submit Interim Progress Reports on their research project January 24, 2020 and January 29, 2021. All funds received must be expended by June 30, 2021. A Final Report must be submitted by July 16, 2021.

Application materials should be submitted to [email protected]. Questions regarding the NCTA Annual Grants Program may be directed to the same email address.

2019-2020 Application

2019-2020 Grant Fact Sheet and FAQs

2019 – 2020 Terms and Conditions