The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant competition is open to those planning to conduct research on college student transitions. The comprehensive award package includes a stipend, travel to two national conferences, and more.

The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant award includes a cash stipend, travel to two national conferences, a presentation at a national conference, and priority consideration for publication. Specifically, the grant’s comprehensive award package includes:

  • Stipend of $5,000, payable either directly to individual researchers or through the researcher(s)’ institution(s). The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition will not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs.
  • Announcement on the National Resource Center webpage, listservs, and print publications
  • Priority consideration for publication by the National Resource Center.


The Paul P. Fidler Research Grant competition is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students who plan to conduct research on issues of college student transitions. Cross-institutional research teams are encouraged to apply for the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant.


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