North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
2012-2013 Grant Program
Request for Proposals
The North American Case Research Association (NACRA) is a nonprofit, voluntary professional
association whose mission is to promote excellence in case research, writing, and teaching in
business and other administrative disciplines. NACRA will make up to 2 grants totaling $10,000
to support case research during the 2012-2013 academic year, and up to 5 grants of $1,000 to
support first-time attendees who submit and receive acceptances for the 2012 NACRA conference
in Boston, MA.
Grant proposals may target one of the funding categories described below.
- Conference grants — NACRA will award up to five (5) grants of $1,000 to support
first-time attendees of the NACRA conference and who submit cases to any track to
attend the 2012 NACRA conference in Boston, MA. Applicants for these grants must
specify on their case submission to the 2012 conference via ScholarOne that they are:
(1) eligible for a conference attendance grant and (2) intend to attend the 2012 NACRA
conference. Applicants for these grants must also submit a letter to the grants coordinator,
Vi Narapareddy (firstname.lastname@example.org) affirming their status as a first time attendee. Cases
or papers must be accepted in order for grantees to receive awards, and awards may only
be used to defray conference registration and/or costs to travel to the conference. Special
consideration will be given to students in doctoral programs.
NACRA will award grants up to $10,000 to fund:
- Using Cases to Build Theory — This grant supports research that utilizes case research
to generate new theories in business and administrative disciplines such as accounting,
business & society/ethics, business policy & strategy, education, finance & economics,
information technology management, international business, marketing, not-for-profit,
health care, social work, operations/supply chain management, organizational behavior,
organizational theory, human resource management, and small business management/
entrepreneurship. The final product of the funded grant research is expected to be an
article submitted and published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. The author is
expected to acknowledge NACRA's support of their research in the article. NACRA also
encourages the author to develop a teaching case based on their research.
- Teaching Case Development Grant: This grant supports the development of decision-
focused teaching case(s) based on field research or other primary sources and a
comprehensive analysis (instructor's manual or teaching note). Fictitious cases will not
be funded. Disguised cases are permitted. Cases should address issues in business and
other administrative disciplines such as those listed above. Special consideration will be
given to integrative cases designed for use across multiple courses in the curriculum. The
final product of the funded grant research is expected to be an article or case submitted,
revised, and accepted for publication in the Case Research Journal.
All submissions must be received by June 1, 2012. If you would like feedback on the
appropriateness of your proposal or have a question about the review process, please
contact Vi Narapareddy, President-elect of NACRA, at email@example.com.
North American Case Research Association (NACRA)
Using Cases to Build Theory & Teaching Case Grants 2012-2013
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2012
Submission Procedure: Email submission cover sheet and grant proposal to Vi Narapareddy, President-elect of NACRA, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Cover Sheet: Please include the following information:
Name, title, affiliation, and contact information for principal investigator.
Names, titles, and affiliations of co-investigators.
Category of grant submission (Theory-Building, Teaching Case Development, or a Combination of the two.)
Indicate if any of the investigators are current NACRA members (not required.)
- Describe the proposed research, including the relevant discipline, theoretical domain, case research site (if applicable) with discussion of access status, and research methodology. If possible, include a signed agreement to participate from the subject organization. (1-2 pages)
- Describe the experience of all investigators with case research, teaching, and writing. Newcomers to case research and writing are encouraged to apply in collaboration with an experienced case researcher. (1-2 pages)
- Attach brief curriculum vitae for all investigators (5 page maximum per person).
- Include a time line for the proposed research that incorporates the reporting guidelines listed below.
- Include a budget for the grant amount that meets the budget guidelines listed below.
The principal investigator should be a full-time faculty member or doctoral student in a college or university. NACRA membership is not required at the time of application, but will be included in conference registration.
Areas of Support:
NACRA seeks to support field case research for purposes of theory building and/ or development of teaching cases. The context of the field research may be any business or other administrative discipline. Grants may support doctoral dissertation research or faculty research in progress, if the reporting and budget guidelines listed below are met. However, research previously presented or published is not eligible.
Grant recipients will submit a progress report on their work for review by October 1st and will meet with grant administrators for feedback at the NACRA annual meeting, October 25-27, 2012, in Boston, MA.
A final research paper and/or teaching case with instructor’s manual should be submitted to the grant committee on or before June 15, 2013 for the 2013 conference that will be held in Victoria, British Columbia on October 16-20, 2013. Grant recipients are expected to make a presentation of their research at a special session at the 2013 Victoria, British Columbia conference.
Each research grant may be used to cover the following expenses: (a) Research expenses (mailing, transcription/telephone/supplies/copying/postage); (b) Research assistants; (c) Travel expenses (including to the research site and to the NACRA meetings); and (d) Salary supplement for investigators. Grant funding may not be used to cover administrative overhead. Under special circumstances, up to 50% of awarded funds may be requested before the scheduled second installment date for travel reimbursement to research site(s).
June 1, 2012 — Submission deadline for 2012-13 grant proposals to Vi Narapareddy, email@example.com
July 15, 2012 — NACRA grant panel notifies grant recipients; first 25% installment of grant funding paid to grant recipients.
October 1, 2012 — Progress Report submitted to NACRA grant panel for review.
October 25-27, 2012 — Grant recipients meet with grant review panel at 2011 NACRA conference for feedback on progress report. Second 25% installment of grant funding paid to grant recipients.
June 15, 2013 — Grant recipients submit research paper and/or teaching case to review panel for 2013 NACRA conference in Victoria, British Columbia.
October 16-20, 2013 — Grant recipients present Paper or Case at the 2013 NACRA conference. Third 25% installment of grant funding paid to grant recipients.
January 30, 2014 — Grant recipients submit revised research paper and/or teaching case to the Case Research Journal. Final 25% installment of grant funding paid to grant recipients.