SNAAP Research Fellows: Round 2
The Board of Directors of Arts & Design Alumni Research – dba Strategic National Arts
Alumni Project (SNAAP) – announces the availability of the second round of SNAAP Research
Fellowships. Two 12-month SNAAP Research Fellowships will be awarded @ $5,000 each.
Individuals or teams of researchers can apply. The application deadline is August 31,
The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) is a leader in enabling scholarship and insights
for bolstering the lives and careers of arts graduates. For over 10 years, SNAAP data have
informed the national conversation on the value of an arts degree by collecting, examining and
sharing its collection of the most comprehensive and detailed data on arts graduates, which
includes data from over 200,000 arts graduates from across North America. SNAAP data are
considered the gold standard for what is known about an intensive arts education.
SNAAP wants to build a broad community of researchers and scholars who draw on the rich
SNAAP database to inform their work on the creative economy and the value of an arts education.
To further expand existing knowledge about the lives and careers of arts graduates, the Board of
Directors of Arts & Design Alumni Research (SNAAP) invites proposals from scholars and
researchers to develop and conduct new research using the quantitative items in the SNAAP
database of arts alumni and be named SNAAP Research Fellows.
Description of Database
Data will be available from the combined 2015, 2016, and 2017 administrations. A total of
81,900 alumni from 109 institutions responded in these administration years. Respondents are
from the high school (4%), undergraduate (72%), and graduate (24%) level at arts intensive high
schools, independent arts colleges, or arts departments/programs within larger universities.
SNAAP recognizes a broad range of arts disciplines, including visual and performing arts,
architecture and design, and applied arts (education, administration, history). Survey questions
cover educational experiences, past and current career paths, skills and abilities, arts engagement,
debt, and demographics. A summary of the data set can be found in the Aggregate Report.
Detailed codebooks of all survey items are available as well.
Fellows will receive guidance on using the data set from the SNAAP Research Scientist at Indiana
University, who will also facilitate Fellows’ attainment of their SNAAP data-use agreements.
Researchers from any discipline are eligible to apply, including faculty members, graduate students
and researchers with affiliations other than institutions of higher education. Current SNAAP
Research Affiliates and scholars who have previously used SNAAP data are eligible to apply for the
2021 Fellowships. Applicants are welcome to submit project proposals in teams; a total of $5,000
will be available per project. All team members will be identified as SNAAP Research Fellows. For
the budget, SNAAP will not accept any indirect costs for institutionally-affiliated recipients.
Fellowship ExpectationsThe Fellows’ final research product many take several forms:
Peer-reviewed journal article: Fellows are encouraged to publish in peer-reviewed journalsand present conference papers. Fellows are expected to provide copies of any publications or conference papers that use the SNAAP data, and acknowledge funding from SNAAP. In addition, each fellow/project will write a DataBrief regarding their research that can be disseminated by SNAAP. SNAAP will design and disseminate this byproduct of the Fellows’ research and provide editorial oversight.
White paper or report that can be disseminated by SNAAP; SNAAP expects such a deliverable would be a minimum of 5,000 words and subject to SNAAP editorial review. In addition, each fellow/project will write a DataBrief regarding their research that can be disseminated by SNAAP. SNAAP will design and disseminate this byproduct of the Fellows’ research and provide editorial oversight.