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Grant to a USA or Canada Electronic Media Faculty Member in Multiple States and Provinces to Support Research Projects

New Faculty Research Grant (NFRG)


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Canada: British Columbia;   Ontario;

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grant of $1,000 to a USA or Canada untenured broadcast or electronic media faculty member at eligible schools in multiple states and provinces for research projects in the field of broadcast and media education. In addition to the cash grant, the grantee will receive recognition and complimentary registration to attend the annual convention. Selection will be based on research effectiveness and academic promise.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants must be a current BEA individual member or institutional member.
- Have completed the MFA or PhD, the terminal degree as applicable in their field/discipline.
- Served as an assistant professor (or equivalent) for at least one academic year.
- Not yet under review for tenure / pre-tenure.

- Eligible USA states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ,NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI
- Eligible Canadian Provinces: BC, ON

Pre-Application Information
- September 1, 2023: Nominations open
- December 15, 2023: Nomination deadline at 11:59 pm ET
- January 31, 2024: NFRG winner announced
- April 13, 2024: NFRG winner recognized during the BEA2024 Opening Awards Ceremony
- April 13-16, 2024: BEA2024 annual convention held in Las Vegas, NV

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Winners are recognized in each of the following ways:
- Winners are recognized at a BEA awards ceremony held during BEA’s annual convention held in Las Vegas, NV each April.
- A complimentary registration to attend BEA’s annual convention.
- A plaque to recognize the recipient for their service and distinction.
- A $1,000 grant.

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For questions, please contact

Heather Birks, Executive Director
(202) 602-0584

Broadcast Education Association
1 M Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

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