NCTA Annual Grants Program (2021-2022)

Congratulations to the 2021 Grants Program Recipients!

Southern Connecticut State University
Contact: Katie De Oliveira

Grant: This research project will aim to understand the multifaceted issues of access to higher education in our community. With this funding, they will conduct research using surveys, focus groups and archival data to see what factors and barriers impact our community’s ability to enter higher education through the realm of standardized testing. During this time, it is also their goal to make connections with the community and those that work closely with the community to create more access to resources and opportunities for their future.

Davidson-Davie Community College
Contact: Alex Peoples

Grant: Learning Commons Testing Staff Training and Development Day
The purpose of this training and development day is to ensure testing staff and testing center policies, mission, vision, and values align closely with those of the NCTA and testing vendors. The goal is to ensure 100% compliance with policies and best practices as well as cohesion of mission, vision, and values with the NCTA and testing vendors. This training and development day is designed to foster and encourage synthesis in Learning Commons Testing Center operations and student support with testing partners.

Southeast Missouri State University
Contact: Sally Carter
Grant: Detection of Fake Identifications: A Comparison of Live Proctors vs. Remote Proctors. The purpose of this project is to determine if live proctors and remote proctors equally detect invalid identifications.        

Interested in applying for a NCTA grant? Stay tuned for grant application details coming soon. 

About the Program

The National College Testing Association (NCTA) is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the 2021-2022 grant cycle.

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 testing profession.

  1. Professional Development Grants are awarded to individuals or groups in amounts from $500 to $3,500 for projects to be completed over a one-year period, from July 5, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
  1. Research Grants are awarded to individuals or groups in amounts from $500 to $3,500 for research projects to be completed over a two-year period, from July 5, 2021 – June 30, 2023.

The Application, Terms & Conditions, and Frequently Asked Questions are available below.

*NOTE:  NCTA Grants are awarded once every three-years to prior grant award recipients.

Submit application materials by Friday, February 18, 2022. Award announcements will occur on approximately June 24, 2022. All applicants will receive notification of their award status to the email address provided on the application materials.

  1. Professional Development Grant Award recipients must submit an Interim Progress Report on January 21, 2023. The deadline to utilize all received funds is June 30, 2023. A Final Report is due on August 2, 2023.
  2. Research Grant Award recipients must submit Interim Progress Reports on January 22, 2023 and January 21, 2024. The deadline to utilize all received funds is June 30, 2024. A Final Report is due on August 2, 2024.

Submit Application Materials to [email protected]. Also, direct any questions regarding the NCTA Annual Grants Program to the same email address.