After the successful Indiana Trails Study publication in 2018, Indiana University’s Eppley Institute is seeking up to 6 agencies for the Institute’s Partnership Research Grant Program. In this effort, Eppley will study 6 community trails for user experience, trail neighbor experience and opinions, and non-trail user health comparison. The reports developed by the research study are specific to each delegate community-agency, and provide unique and important self-reported user or neighbor health, economic, nature, trail-use experience, and related data.
Grantee agencies selected will partner to pay for out-of-pocket costs for data collection, survey analysis, and report development with 50 to 70% of the costs being paid for by Eppley, and 30 to 50% of the costs being paid by the partner agency. Typical out-of-pocket costs for agencies run between $6,500 and $11,000 for a 7-month study, individual agency reports, comparison summary reports, and presentation slide deck deliverables.
Applications will be available in late February 2020. Interested agencies and nonprofit trail management organizations should email Institute Executive Director Steve Wolter at firstname.lastname@example.org expressing interest, asking any questions,
and requesting a grant application be sent.