Family Owned Business


Call for Proposals for the Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholars Program; Competition for four $5000 research awards. Deadline: 19 Apr 2006

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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 15:21:18 -0500
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Proposals should not exceed 6 pages. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. For
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Proposals should include the following:

  • A description of the project
  • The research objectives
  • A brief literature review
  • Justification for the study
  • The methodology
  • A project timeline
  •  Outline for the use of funds
  • The refereed journal(s) that will be targeted

Applications will be reviewed by the FOBI Advisory Board and leading scholars within the family business field. Together, the Dean of the Seidman College of Business and the Director of the Family Owned Business Institute will appoint the Research Scholars. Four grants will be awarded in 2006. Each winning proposal will have a stipend of $5000.

April 19, 2006 – Electronic submissions due by 12 midnight
May 24, 2006 – Winners will be announced

For Inquiries and Questions, contact:
Dr. Thomas Schwarz, Director, Family Owned Business Institute, Grand Valley State University, 386 C DeVos Center, 401 W Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, Phone: 616-331-7200, Fax: 616-331-7583, Email:

The mission of the Family Owned Business Institute at Grand Valley State University is to promote, preserve, influence, and impact family businesses through quality academic research, curriculum, and information services. As part of its research mission, the Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) created the Research Scholars Program. The purpose of the Scholars Program is to encourage faculty to conduct new high quality research with an emphasis on family business issues. Research may involve a broad range of issues and methodologies including theoretical, empirical, case study, and other. FOBI Research Scholars (see FOBI website for past recipients) will be expected to disseminate the results of their research through meetings, seminars, publications, and the classroom. In addition, Scholars are expected to convert the research into a publishable, refereed journal article with appropriate reference to FOBI for its support.