Commit

Applicants from any nation may apply, but products must be developed in English. There are no educational degree requirements. Any minors submitting applications must have an adult co-applicant who can sign legal documents and receive and manage funds. Criteria for initial funding will include capacity to engage target audience, quality of design process (e.g., enlists end users, plans for piloting and improvements), potential impact, fit with program aims, creativity/novelty, capacity for success, responsible budget, 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. A template will be provided.
  • Attend, present grant plans, and engage in workgroups at a conference in November 2019 (in Temecula, CA area), which Project Leaders from two simultaneous funding initiatives related to "Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents: Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development" will attend. 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), which Project Leaders from two simultaneous funding initiatives related to "Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents: Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development" will attend. 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 for their presentation at the final conference to be videotaped and publicly displayed.
  • Submit a prototype of a new technology or media product targeting the development of one of the eight target virtues.
  • Submit a proposal to Baylor University for additional design/development of the product, including description of additional design and development plans, results from focus group testing, budget for additional funds, and scalability proposal.
  • Notify the Project at character_intervention@baylor.edu of all conference presentations, papers, products, and books that arise from the funded research in the final report and four months following the project end date.