NCTA Annual Grants Program (2020-2021)

About the Program

The National College Testing Association (NCTA) is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the 2020-2021 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 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
  2. 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 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022.

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 February 15, 2020. Award announcements will occur on approximately June 19, 2020. 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 22, 2021. The deadline to utilize all received funds is June 30, 2021. A Final Report is due on July 30, 2021.
  2. Research Grant Award recipients must submit Interim Progress Reports on January 22, 2021 and January 21, 2022. The deadline to utilize all received funds is June 30, 2022. A Final Report is due on July 29, 2022.

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