CSI Grants: How To Write a Strong Proposal and Submit Your Application
Dr. Stephen D. Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Chi Sigma Iota
Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat, Associate Professor of Counseling and Higher Education, Ohio University
Dr. Suzanne Degges-White, Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Each year CSI International offers Chapter Development Grants, Statewide/Regional Networking Grants, and Excellence in Counseling Research Grants. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss how CSI members and chapter leaders can write strong proposals for these three types of grants. Chapter Development Grants provide seed money that a CSI chapter can use to develop programs, and Statewide/Regional Networking Grants support chapters’ efforts to network with each other and collaborate through statewide or regional meetings. Excellence in Counseling Research Grants fund research by CSI members in areas identified by CSI’s Executive Council. After learning about grant criteria and strategies for writing proposals, webinar participants will be able to submit questions to CSI’s Chief Operating Officer and the Chairs of both CSI Review Panels that select grant recipients.
By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the funding priorities for the three types of grants that CSI offers.
2. Understand the criteria that CSI’s Review Panels use when selecting the recipients of CSI grants.
3. Learn strategies for writing strong proposals for CSI grants.
4. Understand the technical requirements for submitting a grant application on the CSI website.
Stephen D. Kennedy, Ph.D., NCC is Chi Sigma Iota's Chief Operating Officer. After earning a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he worked as a counselor at Northeast Guilford High School. He received CSI International’s Outstanding Practitioner Award in 2010 and the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development's Distinguished Practitioner Award in 2011. Dr. Kennedy earned a PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education at North Carolina State University, where he was President of CSI’s Nu Sigma Chi Chapter. He chaired CSI's Professional Member Committee and served as Government Relations Chair and Technology Chair for the North Carolina School Counselor Association. Dr. Kennedy’s recent research has focused on technology use, and his studies have been featured in the Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy and Professional School Counseling.
Christine Suniti Bhat, Ph.D., LPC, LPSC (Ohio) serves as the Treasurer for Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. She is also the President-Elect for the Association for Specialists in Group Work and was previously the President of the Ohio Counseling Association. Dr. Bhat has been a faculty member at Ohio University since 2006, and served as the program coordinator from 2013-2015 for the Athens and Chillicothe programs. Previously Dr. Bhat was a Counselor Educator at California State University, Long Beach. In addition to experience in academia, Dr. Bhat has extensive international experience as an educator, counselor and psychologist in diverse work environments such as the Australian military, non-profit agencies, schools and universities. Most recently, her research has focused on cyberbullying and group counseling. Dr. Bhat is the Project Director/Principal Investigator for a multi-year federal grant of $563,116.00 focused on developing counselor competence to work with children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in rural Appalachia. She chairs the Review Panel that selects the recipients of CSI's Chapter Development Grants and Statewide Networking Grants.
Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, NCC is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She earned her doctorate at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a licensed counselor whose experience includes working with individuals and families facing transitions. Her academic research explores development over the lifespan with a strong focus on women’s relationships, wellness, and developmental transitions. Dr. Degges-White chairs the Committee and Review Panel that select the recipients of CSI's Excellence in Counseling Research Grants.
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