Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grant


Deadline for receiving grant requests is Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling will award up to $1,000 to each Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grant recipient.  Applicants may be a counseling graduate student, a practicing mental health professional (minimum Master's degree), counseling or mental health organization in Illinois. 
 

Particular areas to be focused on include, but are not limited to: 

 

  • Under-served Populations

  • Disadvantaged

  • Veterans

  • Increasing awareness of counseling

  • Increasing knowledge of obtaining support for counseling/mental health programs, how and where to get grants

  • Use of technology 

  • Ways to improve mental health services, methods, approaches, and techniques

  • Improving Counselor Education and Training

  • Leadership Training and Participation

  • Improving ways to get counselors and students involved in the mental health profession

  • Mental Health Professionals and Political Advocacy

  • Immigrants and Immigration

  • Coping with the effects of traumatic events (i.e., natural disasters, violence, mass shootings, terrorism, human/sex trafficking)

  • Special consideration will be given to applications regarding the use of innovation and technology in meeting the needs of populations impacted or impaired by COVID-19. This includes social workers, counselors, and mental health professionals utilizing technology in an effort to assist clients and agencies in need.

 

Terms:  

 

This grant is to support a research project, the results of which must be submitted for publication in an appropriate professional journal and/or be submitted as a proposal for presentation at a 2022/2023 local, state, regional, or national professional counseling/mental health conference either in person or virtually. The recipient is to notify the Foundation of his or her plans and where proposals have been submitted in the final report. 


The Foundation requires that the individual or group representative applying for a grant belong to a professional mental health organization, such as the Illinois Counseling Association, in order to ensure grants are awarded to those who are adhering to a professional Code of Ethics. 


The use of grant funds for salaries and/or stipends will be considered.  


Mileage in the grant application can be considered for transporting clients to and from your program.


This research project must be completed by December 31, 2022, and must advance the counseling profession. 

Only one Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling application may be submitted per grant cycle.  Duplication of any application will result in the forfeiture of grant funds.

Proceed to Submit an Application for the Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grant
 

 

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Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling

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309.306.1193 | info@advancingcounseling.org 

 

 

In January 2017 the Secretary of State approved the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation's request to conduct business as the
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling.

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