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Collaboration grant

Deadline: May 31, 2019


Lifetime Achievement Award winners Jonnie Dvorak and Jackie Harris have collaborated in numerous ways over the years. They have sought ways to work together to enrich their professional lives as well as the profession. Suggesting this idea springs from their spirit of collaboration. In 2019 NCLCA will award the first Learning Center Collaboration Grant.  


The purpose of the NCLCA Learning Center Collaboration Grant is to provide financial assistance for at least two learning center professionals from two separate post-secondary institutions who will collaborate and share the load of conducting research or the development of program initiatives.

the grant will consist of

Each award winner will receive an engraved plaque. A representative from the winning program is encouraged to  be present at the conference where the award will be given. Selected programs must notify NCLCA in writing of award acceptance. Only members of NCLCA can make nominations. International Schools who are members are welcome to apply.

Note: Part of the review criteria for this year will be based on the best practices established by Frank Christ which can be found on Learning Support Center for Higher Education, www.lsche.net

Learning Center Collaboration project

At least two learning center professionals from two separate post-secondary institutions will collaborate to:

  1. Produce research relating to their centers,
  2. Replicate research in this profession to strengthen promising/best practices,
  3. Improve academic support programs for students,
  4. Develop creative tutor training program approaches, or
  5. Initiate innovative programs which are mutually beneficial to students, their institutions, and /or the field of learning assistance in higher education.


  • Submit the following application materials (formatted in MS Word) via in the order below.
  • A one-page proposal title sheet with the following information for each collaborator:
  • name, address, institution, e-mail, phone number
  • A copy of your grant proposal
  • A copy of each collaborator’s curriculum vitae or resume, which should include any previous research projects, conference presentations, and/or publications.
  • A letter of endorsement from each collaborator’s University or College Vice-President or Dean.
  • A copy of the approved institutional review board (IRB) certificate from the one of the collaborating institutions, where appropriate.
  • Recipients will be required to submit a one page follow-up report that outlines how the grant was used and will present the results of their project at the NCLCA conference the year after receiving the award.
  • Submit all application materials to awards@NCLCA.org

Note: Winners must accept the award at the NCLCA annual conference in person or virtually via phone, Skype, FaceTime, or similar technology.

For questions or to Submit your Application, contact Awards@NCLCA.org

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