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SHRM Foundation Research Grants

    SHRM Foundation Research Grants 

    The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR research, having awarded more than $3.8 million in research grants since 2007. We fund original, rigorous, empirical research studies that are aimed at an academic audience but also have direct, actionable implications for HR practice. More than 85% of our projects result in significant impact including articles published in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals—including Human Resource Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology-- and presentations at national academic conferences.  Our grant program features two open calls for proposals annually, plus periodic special research calls.

    Apply for a Grant
    The Foundation is seeking grant funding proposals for up to $200,000 each from individuals and institutions. This section includes detailed instructions on how to submit a proposal.

    Submission Deadlines: April 1, 2014, October 1, 2014

    Frequently asked questions about SHRM Foundation research.

    For Grantees: Procedures and Requirements
    After you receive a grant, find out how to submit project invoices and how to conclude your grant successfully. 

    Grants Awarded 2005-present
    View a list of current grants in process and past grants that have been completed. Includes links to research results and final project reports.

    Dissertation and Research Awards
    Learn how to apply for a SHRM Foundation dissertation grant and how to make a nomination for the Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award.

    Research Results
    Read executive summaries and download full research reports from completed SHRM Foundation research grants.

    Volunteer to Review Grant Applications
    Both academics and HR professionals are needed to help evaluate research grant applications for funding.


    The SHRM Foundation does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its grant and scholarship programs.

    Employees or national board members of SHRM, HRCI or the SHRM Foundation and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for SHRM Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.