Underwriting and Sponsorship

Research Underwriting and Sponsorship

AACRAO offers a limited number of AACRAO corporate members the opportunity to provide general research underwriting or project specific sponsorship for AACRAO research.


AACRAO research underwriters are recognized for their support publicly and frequently through a variety of AACRAO research and marketing efforts. This includes an acknowledgement of their underwriting on a bi-monthly basis to over 11,000 AACRAO members through the direct email release of the results of 60 Second Surveys and other non-sponsored research reports as well as the AACRAO website. Corporate underwriters also receive the opportunity to meet with the other underwriters and AACRAO leadership annually at the Annual conference to discuss AACRAO research efforts and direction.

In addition, underwriters may request one set of custom data analyses on an AACRAO research topic of their choice per year based on one AACRAO research study, and will be limited to data aggregated across institutions to honor institutional confidentiality and privacy.

Annual rate: $7,500


On occasion AACRAO and its corporate partners find a research topic of mutual interest. This alignment in a research interest provides a singular opportunity for a corporate member to be the sole sponsor of a specific research study. These studies can be quantitative in nature, qualitative or a mixed method. Sponsorship of this type provides the corporate member with the opportunity to provide subject matter expertise, gain business intelligence from the aggregate results before they are released publicly, and be recognized in a number of formats as the sole sponsor of the project. These formats include the report, any applicable press release, co-presenting the results at an AACRAO conference, co-presenting an AACRAO webinar on the topic and on the AACRAO webpage.

Rate: Varies, depending on the scope of the project.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please contact Dr. Wendy Kilgore, Director of Research at research@aacrao.org.