All Archived Research Grants
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking a consultant (Consultant) to assist in the creation of several Congressional reports. The first report is CPB's annual report on the provision of services to minority and diverse audiences by public broadcasting and public telecommunications entities (Minority Report). For the second report, Consultant will interview between five (5) and ten (10) key minority leaders and, based on those interviews, create an assessment which identifies the current needs of minority public broadcasting audiences (Assessment Report). Finally, Consultant will combine the Minority and Assessment Reports into a single comprehensive report (Final Report). The objective in creating the Final Report is to develop a creative and innovative style document for distribution over traditional and various non-traditional platforms, e.g. via email and CPB's website.
- Closed: August 14, 2012
- Focus: Assessment, Consulting, Design, Diversity, Minority Audience, Radio, Research, Television
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") is seeking proposals to conduct up to six moderated online focus groups. Each focus group will require multiple sessions. The consultant will be gathering the thoughts, opinions, knowledge and beliefs of a number of leaders throughout public media on critical issues facing public media as well as the impact, success, strengths and challenges facing specific projects funded in whole or in part by CPB.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") seeks to fund one (1) Transmedia Learning Content Developer to research, design, and execute a plan for creatively integrating Ready To Learn transmedia content (defined herein) into developmentally-appropriate out-of-school learning resources for children ages four to eight and related materials for their educators and families.
- Closed: May 4, 2012
- Focus: Education, Media Production, Mobile, Multiplatform, Ready to Learn, Research
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant or consulting firm (hereafter referred to as the "Consultant") to facilitate a broad dialogue between NPR, PBS, and other stakeholders, along with the possible addition of outside experts, regarding future interconnection requirements, and potential cost savings resulting from a collaborative approach.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks a consultant to facilitate a system consultation to look at possible changes to the radio Community Service Grant (CSG) program. The process will include a series of facilitated feedback sessions and in-person meetings.
- Closed: November 30, 2011
- Focus: Community Service Grant, Consulting, Radio, Research, System Support
CPB seeks an individual or organization to evaluate seven CPB-funded Local Journalism Centers.
- Closed: August 10, 2011
- Focus: Assessment, Consulting, Evaluation, Local Service, Radio, Research, Television
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is seeking proposals to conduct a moderated online focus group of public radio station leaders. The focus groups and summary reports are to be completed by January 23, 2012.
- Closed: November 2, 2011
- Focus: Community Service Grant, Consulting, Radio, Research, System Support
The objective of this RFP is to solicit proposals for individuals and/or organizations to serve as a Research Advisor to the American Archive Content Inventory Project (CIP). This advisor will help identify sources of significant public television and radio programming that are not held in public media archives, but instead are stored at non-affiliated universities, historical societies, government repositories, producer's facilities, collector archives, and other "off-the-radar" sources that maintain public media content. The Research Advisor will also be responsible for the creation and maintenance of an "asset map" to illustrate the association of the archives to originating public media entities.
CPB seeks an individual or organization to design, implement, analyze and report on a single-source cross-platform measurement study.
- Closed: August 23, 2011
- Focus: Audience Research, Cross-Platform Measurement, Internet, Mobile, Multiplatform, Quantitative Research, Radio, Research, Television
CPB seeks proposals from individuals and organizations in the intellectual property community to assist in the publication of a "White Paper" that will provide an operational legal framework for the distribution of audio and visual assets resident in the nation's public media archives.
- Closed: June 25, 2010
- Focus: American Archive, Assessment, Consulting, Legal, Radio, Research, Television
CPB is requesting proposals from a person or firm to conduct an evaluation of Phase II -- Implementation of the American History and Civics Initiative for middle and high school students and their teachers.
- Closed: July 9, 2010
- Focus: American History and Civics Initiative, Consulting, Education, Research, Television, TV Programming
This Request for Proposals is for a person or firm to enter and analyze pre- and post-test assessment data from approximately 1,600 preschool children who participated in 80 Super WHY! Summer Camps and provide a written analysis of the assessment findings.
The goal of this grant program is to assist CPB qualified public television stations to develop and install an end-to-end Mobile DTV infrastructure for delivery of Mobile DTV content.
CPB will be accepting applications for Round 15 DDF grants from CPB-qualified, non-commercial educational (NCE) television licensees for the following Categories. Stations should consider that this may be the last opportunity to receive DDF funding.
This Request for Proposals is for person or firm to conduct evaluations of three Public Broadcasting Service ("PBS") TeacherLine courses for childcare providers and early childhood educators and three technological enhancement projects to improve and augment their outreach to young children and their caregivers. This project is time sensitive and must be completed no later than September 14, 2010.
The CPB seeks a management consultant(s) for the 2011 Survey Management Project. The period for the Project is 12 months, September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.
CPB seeks proposals from individuals or organizations for the planning, development and immediate implementation of services for public radio stations identified as African American public radio stations under CPB's Community Service Grant minority qualification (including stations licensed to Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
- Closed: March 26, 2010
- Focus: Community Engagement, Consulting, Local Service, Minority Audience, Radio, Radio Programming, Research, Strategy
CPB seeks to assist public broadcasting stations in increasing their use of social media as part of a public service and communications strategy that reflects and adapts to the local audience.
CPB will be accepting applications for Round 14 DDF grants from CPB-qualified, non-commercial educational (NCE) television licensees for Priority One: Digital Television Transmission Facilities and Priority Two: Digital Master Control Services projects.
This Request for Quotes is for a person or firm with experience translating research results into easy-to-understand text for popular audiences to draft up to eight (8) media pieces that CPB can repurpose for various media outlets, stakeholders, and audiences, and write, create, design, and produce a final research report summarizing the activities and findings of the Ready To Learn Initiative.
CPB is interested in measuring the impact of the Program Challenge Fund tent pole program scheduling strategy. To that end, CPB will order and analyze available Nielsen NSI ratings data. CPB is now seeking proposals for a research study (or studies) designed to add insight beyond the Nielsen data with respect to both the tent pole program scheduling strategy as well as the awareness, attitudes, and usage of a segment of the target audience (i.e. Hispanic television viewers).
CPB seeks a research firm to conduct formative research with children ages 3-5 from low-income environments to test their responses to twelve individual interactive games as they relate to preliminary indicators of reading impact.
Design, implement, analyze and report on what impact, if any, the local mortgage crisis initiative has in up to three selected markets, the level of engagement achieved in each of the measured markets and any change in awareness of the participating public broadcasting licensee(s) that has occurred as a result of the mortgage crisis initiative.
This Request for Proposals is for a quick, but extensive scan and analysis of best practices in the use of digital new media in journalism, both within and outside U.S. public broadcasting and related organizations, domestically and internationally.
CPB seeks an objective scan of public broadcasting's existing activities in terms of digital new media content and use of related technologies, in order to help determine how and to what extent the public broadcasting organizations are using new media tools to provide services to the general public and to teachers and students in formal education.
CPB is requesting proposals on two mutually exclusive research topics regarding objectivity and balance in public broadcasting.
CPB requires the services of an outside vendor who can design, coordinate, and implement a process that will effectively communicate research findings to a public television working group.
CPB is seeking the services of an outside vendor to design and conduct qualitative research to inform efforts to build loyalty and increase viewing among a core public television audience segment known as the "Enthusiastic & Open."
CPB is requesting proposals on seven mutually exclusive research topics regarding objectivity and balance in public broadcasting.
CPB requests proposals to verify the number of existing translators owned and operated by Public Radio and Public Television licensees, examine licensee readiness for digital conversion, and determine the costs and timelines to convert their translators to digital operation.
CPB seeks a senior audience research analyst to provide leadership and technical guidance for CPB's strategic development, analysis, understanding and application of a major quantitative research study known as the 2008 Audience Awareness, Attitudes and Usage Study.
- Closed: December 5, 2007
- Focus: Audience, Audience Research, Consulting, Quantitative Research, Research, Television, TV Programming
CPB seeks a vendor to assume responsibility for and provide appropriate services for the continuation of the Strategic Framework Process.
Funds research to establish remaining RF/rechannelization needs of a pre-determined group of public television stations with respect to completion of their conversion from analog to digital transmission of over-the-air broadcast signals.
The grantee will take results of audience research that has been commissioned by CPB concerning public television audiences and provide the services required to facilitate two public broadcasting working groups in analyzing and understanding the data, and developing a plan to determine the strategic implications of the research data in order to increase the reach of public television, the frequency viewers tune to public television and the loyalty of those viewers as expressed by their desire to financially support public television.
This Request for Proposals is for a wide ranging, but rapid, assessment of public broadcasting outreach -- an assessment deep enough to help CPB make decisions about some of its FY07 investments and to lay the groundwork for a longer-term outreach/community engagement strategy for both radio and television.
As part of a wider assessment of public broadcasting outreach and community engagement efforts, and to inform future investments, CPB seeks specific information regarding the National Center for Outreach's perceived value by the public broadcasting community, as well as its overall effectiveness in meeting its own and CPB goals.
- Closed: June 16, 2006
- Focus: Research
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks an applicant to explore opportunities for utilizing public broadcasting's digital infrastructure to enhance public television's educational mission with the goal of identifying successful business models.
CPB will be accepting applications for Digital Distribution Fund grants from CPB-qualified, non-commercial educational (NCE) television licensees for digital television transmission equipment.
Pursuant to the requirement that all analog television stations cease operations in February 17, 2009, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) commissioned a research project to determine the impact of the pending FCC Final DTV Table of Allotments on costs and requirements for CPB-qualified non-commercial educational (NCE) television licensees. This research informed the Digital Television Consultation Panel which recommended DDF Round 10 to assist NCE licensees in the costs of Rechannelization.
This project is a technical analysis of public radio HD radio coverage problems and the loss of analog and digital coverage due to the interference caused by co- and adjacent channel HD stations.
Funds materials and research for the Digital Rights Task Force that give an overview of the digital environment.
Funds a web-based application transforming audience research data into a query based, interactive, graphical interface.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks an applicant to design and conduct pilot testing to be used as the basis for guiding the development of a new science series for primetime public television.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks an applicant to design and conduct comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research to be used as the basis for guiding the development of a new science series for primetime public television.
- Closed: July 31, 2006
- Focus: Consulting, Quantitative Research, Research, Television, TV Programming
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks a senior audience research analyst to provide leadership and technical guidance for CPB's strategic analysis, understanding and application of television audience research.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks an applicant to research, write and present a report on the complex technical and business infrastructure of electronic program guides and information systems currently and generally available.
The Television Rechannelization Study will recommend the necessary resources for stations to complete their analog to digital conversion and will identify for CPB the estimated funding levels required at each station to meet the conversion requirements.
Funds research to help determine a strategic direction that will lead to programming that will improve public radio listening among African-Americans.
- Closed: September 20, 2005
- Focus: Audience, Audience Research, Minority Audience, Quantitative Research, Research, Strategy
Funds research into the understanding of public television's audience and its motivations and how, if at all, these motivations have changed since 2004.