The Creative Education Foundation is pleased to announce a creativity research grant program, honoring the pioneering work of creativity researcher and educator Ruth B. Noller.

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Ruth B. Noller Creativity Research GrantThe Ruth B. Noller Research Grant fosters and supports emerging, paradigm-shifting research with high potential for impact in the field of creativity, creative education studies, and/or creative thinking by recognizing an individual team engaged in such research.

Noller was widely known for cultivating the scientific understanding for creative thinking. Noller is most famous for developing the creativity formula ƒa (KIE) – the interaction between Knowledge, Imagination, and Evaluation generates Creativity. Noller’s groundbreaking work served as the stimulus for future research in creativity.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Ruth B. Noller Creativity Research Grant. The successful applicant will receive a $2,000 cash award, a framed citation from CEF, free registration to CPSI 2017 and a travel allowance of $400 to defer costs to attend CPSI 2017 in Buffalo, New York.


Eligibility for Consideration:
▪ Candidates must have a minimum of bachelor degree level of academic work, with a demonstrated capacity for conducting research.
▪ Candidates must be currently working on, or soon to commence, a research project that aligns with the purpose of this grant.
▪ Candidates must be willing and able to disseminate their findings through recognized peer review journals, such as, but not limited to, the Journal of Creative Behavior.
▪ Candidates must be willing to present their work to a future Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), either virtually or in person.

Selection Criteria:
▪ The candidate demonstrates an established interest in independent research in the field of creativity beyond the particular work being supported by this grant.
▪ The candidate demonstrates an interest in the broad purpose of the CEF and shows an interest in supporting CEF activities.
▪ The candidate’s research should have potential for far-reaching impact on the field by exploring an original aspect of creativity versus a replicative study.
▪ The candidate should be able to show how the financial support offered in this grant will directly affect the research in question.