Fri, 01/18/2019

Funding Opportunity for Products that Build Character in Adolescents

Through generous support from the John Templeton Foundation, Baylor University is soliciting proposals for The Improving Character Strengths of Adolescents through Technology Innovation grants, which will fund development of innovative technological or new media product prototypes that build character strengths in adolescents based on applied positive developmental science. Example products include smartphone apps, video games, and content for new media regularly frequented by adolescents (e.g., YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram). Proposals for both calls should focus on interventions targeted to develop one or more of eight virtues, including: love, gratitude, hope, patience, generosity, joy, wisdom, and forgiveness. The project will award 3-5 grants ranging from $60,000 to $80,000 for a project timeline of 12-14 months from fall 2019-2020. Dr. Sarah Schnitker (Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University) and Dr. Benjamin Houltberg (Director of Research, USC Performance Science Institute, Marshall School of Business) are leading this RFP as part of a broader grant entitled, “Character Strength Interventions for Adolescents: Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development.”

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

To learn more about this award opportunity, as well as a second award opportunity (Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development RFP) that is a part of this grant, visit the Baylor University Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents Proposals page. Application instructions are listed on the website.
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