Ruth B. Noller Research Grant

Ruth B. Noller Research Grant

Now accepting applications for 2022: October 1, 2021- January 31, 2022

The Ruth B. Noller Research Grant honors the pioneering work of creativity researcher and educator Ruth B. Noller. The Noller Research Grant fosters and supports emerging, paradigm-shifting research with high potential for impact in the field of creativity, creative education studies, and creative thinking by recognizing an individual or 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 Cƒa (KIE) – the interaction between Knowledge, Imagination, and Evaluation generates Creativity. Noller’s groundbreaking work served as the stimulus for future research in creativity.

The 2022 submission process is open October 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022 for the 2022 Ruth B. Noller Creativity Research Grant. The successful applicant will receive a $2,000 cash award, free registration to CPSI 2022, and a travel allowance of $400 to defray costs to attend CPSI 2022 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’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.

Ruth B. Noller Research Grant Application

Accepting applications for 2022: October 1, 2021- January 31, 2022