Research Grants

Committee Chair: Stacey Pigg, North Carolina State University and Joanna Schreiber, Georgia Southern University.

The research grants committee is charged with the administration and reviewing of applications for the research grants. They make a recommendation for awardees that is forwarded to the Executive Committee for approval.

Learn more about the research grants program.

2018 CFP (*pdf): Applications due April 15, 2018

Past Recipients

The Research Grants program was put on hiatus in 2015 to do a review and assessment. It was scheduled to relaunch in 2017, but with the cancellation of the 2016 conference due to Hurricane Matthew, the decision was made to delay the launch.


Stephanie Vie and Jennifer DeWinter: Social Media in Technical and Professional Communication: A Programmatic and Curricular Survey and a Repository of Current Practices

Erin Frost,Guiseppe Getto, and Therese Penell: Analyzing successful professionalization practices in technical and professional communication


Pavel Zemliansky: A Study of the Effectiveness of Experiential, Client-­‐Based Projects in Three Professional Communication Courses.


Ann Brady, Joanna Schriber, and Marika Seigel: Angles of Repose : Encouraging Productive Exchange among Technical Communication Programs and the Workplace

Josephine Walwema and Dana Lynn Driscoll: Activating Prior Knowledge through Metacognitive Awareness: An Empirical Study of Professional Writing Courses

Tammy Rice-Bailey: Veteran Technical Communicators: Their Take on Quality, Subject Matter Specialists, and Audience


Donna Kain: Fostering International Collaborations in Professional, Technical, and Scientific Communication Programs

Rich Rice: Technical Communication Program Development through Culture-centered, Glocal Indian-U.S. Study and Teaching Abroad Exchange Models

Claire Lauer: 12 Designers Responding: Establishing Models of Document Design Feedback in Technical Communication Programs


Janel Bloch: Learning from Interns: Recommendations for programs in technical and scientific communication

Laura Palmer: Information Literacy Skills of Incoming Master’s Students in Online Technical Communication Programs: An Examination of Faculty Expectations and Student Competencies

Rebecca Rickly and Gregory Zobel: Doctoral Student Research Confidence and Research Challenges

Heather Shearer and Henrietta Shirk: Foundational Research to Develop Resources for Health Communication Programs


Lisa Meloncon: TechComm Programmatic Central: Updating and Populating a Database of Comprehensive Programmatic Data

Michael Salvo: European Developments in User-Centered Design: Articulating Centers of Practice

Susan Youngblood, Jo Mackiewicz, and Stewart Whittemore: Database for Service Learning Opportunities in Technical Communication (SLOT-C Database)


Susan Popham: African-American Women in a Technical Writing Program

Karl Stolley, Freddrick Logan, and Mathew Ephraim: Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Distance Education


Ann Brady and Laurence Jose: Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Scientific and Technical Communication

Ed Malone: The Role of Historical Studies in Technical Communication Curricula

Elizabeth Avery Gomez: Towards a Lexicon for Diversity in Technical and Scientific Communication Programs: Strengthening the Message in Academic Programs and Professional Organizations


Carolyn Rude and Kelli Cargile Cook: The Academic Job Market in Technical Communication, 2005-2006

Jim Nugent: Technical Communication Certificate Program Instructors: Their Situation and Professional Status

Nancy Coppola and Norbert Elliot: A Community Research Model for Assessment of Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication


Kirk St.Amant: Expanding CPTSC Program Review Activities: Creating a Reviewer Network

Stevens Amidon and Stuart Blythe: Economics, Technology, and the Management of Technical Communication


Kenneth T. Rainey and Roy K. Turner: STC Management Interviews

Doreen Stärke-Meyerring and Ann Hill Duin: Global Program Partnerships in Technical Communication

Sandra Harner: Trends in Undergraduate Curricula in Technical and Scientific Communication Programs


Charlotte Thralls, Mark Zachry, and Kelli Cargile Cook: A Profile of Doctoral Graduates in Professional, Technical, and Scientific Communication, 1995-2000