Calls for Grants

Available Grant

Call for Proposals for ACR-TCR Grants 2021

For 2021, TCR will again sponsor a two-tier research project-funding framework.
• Tier 1 funding generally retains the process we used in the past.
• Tier 2 funding aims to support high-potential projects that were already vetted through initial inquiry and are seeking to expand on insights already gained.

Deadline: June 1, 2021 

Funding notifications to be sent no later than September 15, 2021 

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Available Grant

Grant: Social, political and economic inequality Programme


The Russell Sage Foundation invites letters of inquiry for its social, political and economic inequality programme. This supports research on the many factors that contribute to inequality in the US and the extent to which social, political and economic inequalities affect social, psychological, political and economic outcomes, including equality of access and opportunity, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage and disadvantage. Proposed projects are expected to be investigator-initiated. Methodological variety and interdisciplinary collaboration are encouraged. 

The ACR Board and Sheth Foundation are continuing to generously provide funds to support the ACR TCR grant competition. Past grants were supported by the Sheth Foundation, Association for Consumer Research, and Kellogg Foundation. For the most recent call for grants, see this link or download the PDFDeadline for the 2021 grant submission process is June 1, 2021. 

Amount of award: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, Presidential Awards are capped at $35,000. PI's may request up to $50,000.

Deadline: May 4th, 2021

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Available Grant

Grant: UK Research and Innovation

Information: Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Project length: Up to 18 months

Closing date: none - apply at any time

Funding: Grants will be awarded at 80% of the full economic cost (fEC) for Research Council funding, or in line with Innovate UK's funding rules. For Innovate UK funding, State Aid rules apply. Please see guidance here.

Award range: There is no specific budget for this call. We are interested in funding research of any scale that can demonstrate it will deliver impact in the project length.

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TCR Grants

The ACR Board and Sheth Foundation are continuing to generously provide funds to support the ACR TCR grant competition. Past grants were supported by the Sheth Foundation, Association for Consumer Research, and Kellogg Foundation.

TCR Grant Receipients

The Disposition of Self-Control Interventions for Excessive Social Media Users

Kseniia Zahrai, University of Canterbury

Ekant Veer, University of Canterbury

Amount: $2,400.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

How Meaningful Stories Enhance the Value of Associated Objects

Anne Hamby, Boise State University
Ali Tezer, HEC Montreal
Jennifer Escalas, Vanderbilt University
Amount: $1,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Community Hunger Response-Ability

Martina Hutton, University of Winchester, UK
Amount: $4,000

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TCR Grant Receipients

Designing for All: Understanding Consumer Response to Inclusive Design

Vanessa M. Patrick, University of Houston 
Candice R. Hollenbeck, University of Georgia
Amount: $1,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

The Outcaste becomes the “Guru” - A Unique Case of Indignation Entrepreneurship

Krishanu Rakshit, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Bhupesh Manoharan, Masters' Union School of Business

Karthikeyan Balakumar, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Pradeep Kumar Hota, Australian National University

Amount: $2,500.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Engaged Marketing (DIEM) Platform to Accelerate Impact on Multicultural Marketplace Wellbeing

Eva Kipnis, University of Sheffield, UK

Lizette Vorster, Northumbria University, UK

Catherine Demangeot, IESEG School of Management, France

Samantha N. N. Cross, Iowa State University, USA

Chris Pullig, Baylor University, USA

Charles Cui, University of Westminster, UK

Cristina Galalae, University of Leicester, UK

Shauna Kearney, Birmingham City University, UK

Tana Licsandru, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Carlo Mari, University of Molise, Italy

Veronica Martin Ruiz, Iowa State University, USA

Jerome Williams, Rutgers University, USA

Amount: $2,000.00

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External Grant Recipient Projects

TCR’s research has received significant grants to help extend its contributions to academic knowledge and impact in society at large. Read about some of our grant recipient projects.

Grant Information

Grant Recipient: Dr Eva Kipnis (Project Co-Ordinator) and Dr Ian Brittain (Co-Principal Investigators)

Source: European Union Framework 7 (Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Programme) 2013-2018

Amount: €852,600

Topic: CARNiVAL project examining legacies of mega-events. The research focused upon all three stages of the event process (pre-event, the event itself and post-event) with a range of issues and impacts to be considered at both the micro and macro level. It considered both sporting and non-sporting events using a case study approach.

Grant Information

Grant Recipient: Dr Cornelia Pechmann (Principal Investigator) Dr James Prochaska (Co-Principal Investigator)

Source: National Institutes of Health (March 1, 2016 - March 1, 2021).

Amount: $2,577,181.00

Topic: "Social Media Technology for Treating Tobacco Addiction“. This research project, with its cutting-edge social network approaches and analyses, will examine the potential of the internet, and more specifically social media, to engage health communications for quitting smoking and preventing relapse for addiction treatment and cancer prevention. Further, the design tests the personalized benefits and treatment processes of a women-centered internet cessation intervention.

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TCR creates opportunities for engagements between practitioners, funders and researchers, and supports efforts of scholars and practitioners to disseminate and publicize their research and work, and obtain mentoring and advice on grant applications.

While many of these opportunities are freely available, we encourage scholars and practitioners to become a member of the Association of Consumer Research to help continue funding our work and to obtain additional benefits.