General Conference Funding

GC Funding Opportunity
  • Research on Mission Offerings: Request for Proposals

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC) requests proposals for undertaking research on mission offerings in the North-American Division (NAD). View full RFP

NAD Funding Opportunity
  • Small Research Grants
The North American Division has announced two Small Research Grants in the areas of Services to the Local Church and Youth/Young Adult. The grants range between $2000 and $5000 and are open to faculty, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students as well as researchers in non-academic settings. Students must have the signature of their faculty advisor before submission.
 
The submission process is a two-step process: 1) the applicant must submit a paragraph-long proposal to the NAD for pre-approval 2) if given pre-approval, the applicant must fill out the application form and submit it to the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship. 
 
 
 
General Conference funding in relation to the Faculty Research Grant

In the event that a project being conducted by a faculty member is eligible for a Faculty Research Grant and also warrants consideration by the research office of either the General Conference (GC() or the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists, the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship will forward the FRG application to one or both of the offices. 

General Conference (GC) Criteria

The GC, Office of Archives, Statistics & Research, under the direction of David Trim, uses the following criteria in evaluating the project proposals.

How does this project meet one or more of the GC Research Objectives? Does it: 

  1. Improve the effectiveness of mission to those outside the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  2. Enhance the quality of pastoral ministry and discipling to church members as well as meet their needs
  3. Assist denominational organizations and denominationally funded programs to achieve optimal efficiency and value

How will the matching funds be utilized?

 

North American Division (NAD) Criteria

The NAD, Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment, under the direction of Paul Brantley, uses the following criteria in evaluating the project proposals.

How does this project meet one or more of the NAD Research Objectives? Does it:

  1. Support the information needs of the NAD's strategic plan
  2. Document the significance of felt needs throughout the NAD territory
  3. Improve the church's reach to persons outside the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  4. Enhance the quality of pastoral ministry and discipling to church members
  5. Determine the effectiveness of denominationally funded projects and programs
  6. Diagnose and enhance organizational health of the church
  7. Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of church operations
  8. Identify innovative approaches that show promise of making positive impact

How will the matching funds be utilized? 

NAD Faculty Institute Presentation- Research for Church Leadership: A Case Study in Complex Cooperation

 

 

 
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