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GRANTS AND CHALLENGE AWARDS

April 13, 2015 - Call For Proposals: Alternative Approaches to Division I Competition Structures

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an initiative of the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, requests proposals to model alternative approaches to competition structures in selected National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports.

December 8, 2014 - Call for Proposals: Spending Database Challenge Awards

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, an initiative of the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, announces a challenge program to support research proposals that use the Commission's Athletic and Academic Spending Database (spendingdatabase.knightcommission.org) to investigate athletics debt, athletics debt service, or institutional financial support (e.g., student fees, institutional transfers to athletics) of NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic programs. 

October 9, 2012 - Research: Shaping policy and practice in intercollegiate athletics

The Knight Commission awarded grants totaling $100,000 to six research projects focused on policy and practice in intercollegiate athletics—building on the Commission’s legacy as a change agent to enhance the ability of sports programs to benefit both students and institutions. The grants went to a combination of established scholars and new voices in the fast-growing area of sport policy, embracing practitioners and scholars of both higher education and sport management.