School Bullying Research Grant Program

One or more grants will be awarded annually that meet the criteria of the Kappa Omicron Nu Centennial Undergraduate Research/Project Grant agenda.

School Bullying Research Grant —Two $500 grants awarded annually.

Policies and Procedures:

The purpose of the Kappa Omicron Nu Centennial Undergraduate Research/Project Grant Program is to support the research agenda of the Kappa Omicron Nu Bullying Initiative: (a) assess the impacts of bullying in the school setting; (b) evaluate action taken by individuals, families, schools, and communities that contributes to and/or ameliorates school bullying; (c) consider the place of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender in relation to school bullying; and (d) examine action taken by families and schools that prevents cyberbullying. Other topics related to school bullying will be considered.

  • Grants may be made to individual undergraduate members or research teams, providing the principal investigator is a current (active) Kappa Omicron Nu member.
  • Proposals shall be judged by the criteria listed in the Proposal Format.
  • Any project approved for funding by Kappa Omicron Nu shall be appropriately identified by using the prescribed format: “Supported in whole or in part by Kappa Omicron Nu.”
  • Applications will be accepted at any time, and response can be expected in two weeks.
  • One-half of the research grant will be awarded as soon as the proposal is accepted.
  • A technical report shall be submitted to Kappa Omicron Nu upon completion of the research/project, at which time the balance of the grant will be awarded.
  • Only complete applications that meet the format guidelines (below) will be evaluated. As in conventional evaluation procedures, the reviewers reserve the right to read only the number of pages indicated in the application.
  • Grants will be made at the discretion of the Awards Committee.

Proposal Format:

The research/project grant proposal shall be limited to 4 pages including supplementary materials and shall include the following:

  • Abstract - 100 words or less
  • Introduction - Background of the Study, Need for the Study, and Statement of Objectives
  • Brief Review of Literature
  • Method - Research Design, Plan of Work, and Approach to Analysis
  • Literature citations
  • Budget
  • Supplementary materials—Résumés of the researchers and a sponsoring statement from the faculty member who is supervising the research


The application form and all supporting documents shall be electronically submitted to with the subject line: School Bullying Research Grant Program.