ERIC Number: ED110010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Future Opportunities for Foundation Support. IFF Report R-11.
Helmer, Olaf; Helmer, Helen
In behalf of the Kettering Foundation, a nine-month study by the Delphi technique was undertaken to identify projects or action programs in the public interest which might be supported at a total funding level of 1/2 to 5 million dollars. To elicit and process ideas and information three successive questionnaires were sent to 43 persons in various fields of specialization. The 10 most wanted studies, the 10 next most wanted studies, and 42 other proposals resulting from this procedure are listed and summarized, and each proposal is evaluated in terms of probability of success, probable societal impact, annual and total cost, number of years required, and cost effectiveness. Projects rejected as too small, too costly, or inconclusively evaluated also are described. A possible method of program selection is included, and a list of participants is given. (SK)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Evaluation, Financial Support, Foundation Programs, Futures (of Society), Research Projects, Research Reviews (Publications)
Institute for the Future, 2740 SandHill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.