THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE 2011 MISSION AWARDS HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.
2011 PBB Mission Awards
Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) is seeking project proposals for the 2011 PBB Mission Awards. PBB is an international non-profit organization focusing on the psychosocial impacts of terror attacks, armed conflicts, and natural disasters. Psychology Beyond Borders has identified a number of specific focus areas requiring significant support to advance this mission, and the annual PBB Mission Award program is designed to support research and service projects that fit into these areas.
THE FOCUS AREAS FOR THE 2011 MISSION AWARDS ARE:
- Repetitive and chronic exposure to disaster, including research into the effects of repeated exposure and specific intervention methods for repeatedly exposed populations.
- The role of economic loss or empowerment in psychosocial issues post-disaster, including research on the role of financial stress in post-disaster recovery and the impact of small or large-scale development programs in recovery.
- Preparedness and resilience, including research and service projects designed to teach and evaluate programs to prepare people for disasters and improve resilience, and including resilience-building programs delivered in the aftermath of an event.
- Prevention, including research and service programs aimed at peacebuilding and nonviolent conflict resolution.
CRITERIA FOR PROJECTS
We seek research and action-oriented projects that contribute to at least one of the focus areas described above. Projects will be assessed on their empirical rigor and service impact.
PROJECT FUNDING AND DURATION
Projects of $5,000 - $15,000 (USD) will be funded with an expected project duration of one year (beginning January 2011). So that more projects may be funded, preference will be given to projects with smaller budgets that focus on a specific population or intervention (if applicable).
Applicants must be affiliated with a university or non-profit organization. PBB encourages applications from international organizations or individuals who represent diversity.
To apply, submit an application including:
- Application Cover Page (Click here to download)
- A proposal of up to 5 single-spaced pages that includes:
- Project goals
- An outline of why there is a need for this project
- Detailed plan that includes the theoretical rationale for the project, a description of the population to be served, intervention (if applicable), intended outcomes, evaluation and/or research design and tools, as well as a timeline for completion of the project.
- Information about how this project meets award goals and criteria
- Ethics clearance or review status (if applicable)
- A detailed budget clearly and separately identifying cost of service delivery vs. staffing, office and other support materials, evaluation and /or research, travel and incidentals.
- Identification of the lead project manager as well as the contact persons in each additional organization/agency that is partnered with the project leader.
- Curriculum vitae or resume of the primary investigator or project leader
- Letters of support from agencies or organizations partnering with the project lead or providing support for the project (if applicable).
Applications must be received by Friday, October 15, 2010 either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Mission Awards, Psychology Beyond Borders, 1000 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX, USA 78701.
For more information, please contact email@example.com