AHEAD supports scholarship that is consistent with the mission and values of the organization and offers researchers the opportunity to survey or otherwise engage the membership in empirical pursuits. The following protocol supports the formulation of research proposals and details the process by which proposals are approved for dissemination to the AHEAD membership by the organization. In reviewing proposals, AHEAD may give priority to those received from Association members. In addition, AHEAD reserves the right to limit the number of members to whom a research instrument is submitted and/or the number of proposals accepted so as to reduce possible issues of survey fatigue. Summary information on research proposals accepted by AHEAD for dissemination to members is available on the AHEAD website.