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NSCA Foundation Grant Committee Application

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Grants Committee is a standing committee to develop and administer National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Grants per industry best practices.

The NSCA Foundation is seeking 1 member for the NSCA Foundation Grant Panel. Positions will serve a 3-year term (7/15/2024-7/15/2027). For more information on the position, click on the + signs below to expand each section.

 
  • Authority

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board delegates sole authority to the Committee to make essential recommendations regarding grant processes, and award distribution. The Committee shall function autonomously concerning any undue influences in the fulfillment of its responsibilities and shall at all times act in the best interests of applicants.

    The Committee shall remain accountable to the Board for the fulfillment of its responsibilities, and the Board shall be obligated to revoke this delegation of authority if the Committee shall act or demonstrate the intent to act in a manner that jeopardizes the mission or integrity of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation or its Programs.

  • Purpose

    Work in conjunction with the NSCA Foundation (National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation) to review applications for Grants supported by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation and make recommendations for funding.

  • General Guidelines

    In addition to the specific requirements for the establishment of the Committee, as outlined in this document, the Committee shall function, and its members act, per all relevant policies and guidelines established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation and the Board, e.g., Guidelines for National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Committees, Volunteer Handbook. In instances where this document shall conflict with other guidelines and policies, this document takes precedence.

  • Structure

    The Grant Committee will be composed of three (5) individuals plus one (1) representative from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board of Directors (BOD). Committee members must be current NSCA Members and will serve a three (3) year term with members rotating off annually. Members may be reappointed to the committee and serve consecutive three-year terms but can only serve two full terms in their lifetime. Service of less than half the term is not a full term.

    The Chair of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Grant Committee is responsible for:

    • Implementing the committee purpose statement as approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation BOD communicating with the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board Liaison and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation senior member of staff.
  • Qualification

    The Committee Chair and Board Liaison, with input from the Committee and National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation staff, shall establish additional qualifications for appointment to the Committee (e.g., education, industry expertise) as appropriate. Membership in a specific organization (e.g., NSCA) is a qualification for appointment to the Committee.

  • Participation

    Grant Committee members are appointed to three (3) year terms by the Board and may serve a maximum of two full terms in their lifetime. Candidates for appointment to the Committee will be solicited by the Committee Chair and National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation staff through an established application process. The Committee Chair and National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation staff will review the applications and recommend candidates to the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board for an appointment.

    Committee members should make every effort to prepare for, attend, and be active participants in all meetings. Committee Members should expect to dedicate approximately 40 hours per year to Committee work. The Committee Chair should expect to dedicate approximately 80 hours per year to Committee work. Committee members serve as unpaid volunteers. Expenses incurred by Committee members in the fulfillment of their committee responsibilities will be reimbursed according to NSCA’s reimbursement policies.

  • Leadership

    A Committee Chair shall be nominated and approved by the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board of Directors by a majority vote. Only Committee members with an active NSCA certification are eligible to hold Committee leadership positions. The Chair shall preside at Committee meetings.

  • Meetings

    Should the Committee want, they may also meet at the NSCA National Conference at their discretion. Expenses by the Foundation will not be covered, as this is not a required meeting. Other meetings, including conference calls and web conferences, will be conducted on an as-needed basis at the request of the Committee Chair and National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation staff. The annual meeting and other meetings shall be at a time and location agreed upon by the Committee and National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation staff. Appropriate notice of at least seven (7) days will be given before any Committee meeting. A majority of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.

    The Committee Secretary shall keep minutes from all meetings. Minutes shall be provided to the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board within 14 business days.

  • Grant Eligibility

    All current members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board of Directors or the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Grant Committee are not eligible to be applicants for any individual grant. However, current members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board of Directors and NSCA Grant Committee members are eligible to serve as faculty co-investigators for a student applying for a GNC Nutritional Research, Master’s Research, or Doctoral Research Grant.

    Past NSCA/National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Employees, Interns, and Assistantship recipients are not eligible to apply for one year upon termination of employment or end of assistantship/internship.

  • Reviewing Grants

    All current members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Board of Directors or NSCA Grant Committee are not eligible to serve as grant reviewers on any grant submitted to the NSCA grants program. Faculty co-investigators can serve on the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, but not as a primary investigator on the Young Investigator, Senior Investigator, or Directed Research Grant. Should the applicant pool be large, the Committee Chair may assign members to review grants and serve on the Grant Panel.

Apply to serve on the NSCA Foundation Grant Committee

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