Commit

All teams must include at least one scholar with a PhD or an equivalent terminal degree (e.g., EdD, PsyD) and at least one senior or highly experienced youth-serving practitioner (e.g., a director level or equivalent). At least one of the project co-leaders must be located at a university or nonprofit organization. Criteria for proposal review will include the following: potential impact, fit with program aims, strength of scholar-practitioner partnership/record of successful collaboration, scholarly merit, scientific rigor, creativity/novelty, capacity for success, feasibility, scalability, responsible budget, addresses needs of an underserved population, and attention to faith/spirituality variables. All applications must be submitted in English and all payments will be made in US dollars.

The Project Leader of a funded project must commit to the following:

  • Submit semi-annual and final reports, as well as semi-annual and final expenditure reports. The reports should not exceed 2 pages and should detail the outcomes of the funded project. Templates will be provided.
  • Attend, present grant plans, and engage in workgroups at a conference in November 2019 (in Temecula, CA area), where Project Leaders from two simultaneous funding initiatives related to “Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents: Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development” will be in attendance. Airfare, lodging, and onsite meals will be covered, and provided by the host team. Team members may be invited as well, as space allows.
  • Attend, present findings, and engage in workgroups at a conference in September 2021 (likely in Los Angeles, CA area), where Project Leaders from two simultaneous funding initiatives related to “Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents: Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development” will be in attendance. Airfare, lodging, and onsite meals will be covered and provided by the host team. Team members may be invited as well, as space allows.
  • Consent to have project presentation at the final conference be videotaped and publicly displayed.
  • Submit guide and implementation plan of a scalable character intervention. The implementation plan should outline the major steps in the process of implementing the intervention based on the steps identified in the Quality Implementation framework (Meyers, Durlak, & Wandersman, 2012).
  • Submit a chapter for the Virtue Interventions for Practitioners e-book by September 30, 2021. (Additional details will be provided.)
  • Notify the Project at character_intervention@baylor.edu of all conference presentations, papers, and books that arise from the funded research in the final report and four months following the project end date.

Timeline

  • Finalists will be announced June 21, 2019.
  • Revisions will need to be returned to grant team by July 15, 2019.
  • Awards will be announced August 1, 2019.
  • Grant begins on October 1, 2019