Innovations Grant

Promoting Positive Parent Involvement: Developing a Novel Online Education Module for Parents of NCAA Student-Athletes

The transition to college athletics coincides with multiple developmental changes during emerging adulthood. Recent work examining parent involvement during this transition suggests that higher levels of parental support, contact, academic...

NCAA awards 2016 research grants

Four research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ life skills, psychosocial well-being and mental health.

Identity, Leadership, and Success: A Study of Black Male Student-Athletes at the University of Missouri

While scholars have examined important variables related to the identities of Black male student-athletes nationally, there is much to learn about MU Black male student-athletes. This qualitative study aimed to better understand MU Black...

Student-Athlete Career Development

“NCAA student-athlete” is a foundational career that provides opportunities to develop leadership, communication, teamwork, motivation, and organizational skills. Unfortunately, many student-athletes lag behind their non-athlete peers with...

Promoting Identity Development in Student Athletes: There’s An App for That

Over-identification with the athletic role can have negative implications. The goal of this project was to develop and assess the impact of an informational intervention for student-athletes delivered through a mobile app (ReadyApp)...

Moving On!: A Physical Activity Transition Program for Student-Athletes

Maintaining healthy levels of physical activity after college can be challenging for many student-athletes. Given the health concerns associated with dropping from high activity to inactivity, evidence-based programs are needed to prepare...

Detecting Team Potential for Athlete Hazing

Hazing in sports causes both physical and emotional harm to an athlete as well legal and reputational harm to an athletic program. There is thus strong rationale for preventing hazing and implementing a positive approach to inculcating...

Consent Communication: What Does it Mean for Student-Athletes?

The Monmouth University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the MU Polling Institute and other academic departments, developed an instrument to identify the attitudes and perceptions of sexual consent of student-athletes to be...

2015 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice grant program year-end reports

The links below direct you the final reports of the 2015 Innovations Grant recipients. Each report begins with a one-page research in brief, which quickly summarizes the project’s purpose, scope, and findings. For abstracts of the 2015...

NCAA to fund research grants

The NCAA is seeking proposals for its Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, which awards $100,000 to research and data-driven projects designed to help college athletes.

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