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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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: June 1st, 2021

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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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AMA's Consumer Behavior SIG is offering research grants on Managerially Relevant Consumer Insights

AMA are offering a number of competitive research grants on the theme of Managerially Relevant Consumer Insights in the range of $1000-$1250 each.

One key objective of research funded by CBSIG is to demonstrate how insights and research on consumer behavior can be used to enhance managerial or public policy decision making, and particularly how to support strategy formulation and implementation efforts. The outcome of such an approach will be consumer-based strategies for business performance and policy making.

This research funding seeks to advance theory and evidence relating consumer insights to business strategies. Wide range of research ideas accepted: behavioural papers with field studies, consumer behavior projects based on research collaboration with industry, ethnography for market strategy purposes, as well as other approaches to creating strategically relevant consumer insights. They welcome submissions from any methodological paradigm; the key is a focus on consumers and managerial insights.

Deadline 11 June 2021

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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

Hunger Task Force Mobile Market Initiative: Increasing Fruit & Vegetable Consumption among Vulnerable Consumers

Melissa G. Bublitz, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Jonathan Hansen, Hunger Task Force

Elizabeth G. Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Laura A. Peracchio, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cameron Perra, Hunger Task Force

Amount: $6,000.00

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How to Enhance the Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Messages in Curtailing Teen Smoking: The Role of Parenting Strategies

Zhiyong Yang, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Amount: $2000

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TCR Grant Receipients

Who Bought All the Toilet Paper? Conspiracy Theorists Are More Likely to Stockpile During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Max) Hui Bai, University of Minnesota
Amount: $2,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Stigmatized Shoes: A Simulation to Reduce Stigma Against Mental Illness

Jane Machin, Ph.D., Radford University
Ann M. Mirabito, Ph.D., Baylor University 
Natalie Ross Adkins, Ph.D., Drake University 
Elizabeth Crosby, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 
Nadine Hartig, Ph.D., Radford University 
Sarah Hastings, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.Ed. Radford University 
Paige Walters. Montgomery County Public Schools
Joshua Morriss, Peerspective 
Brett Bowker, Peerspective 
Amount: $2,000.00

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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

Yes, I Can? Can Power Promote Eco-Friendly Behavior?

Eugene Y. Chan, Purdue University
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.