Call for Nominations/Grant Applications
Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) is seeking project proposals for the 2009 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 is committed to combining psychosocial service delivery and research to contribute to the body of knowledge about the most effective psychosocial strategies for prevention, preparedness and response to large-scale traumatic events. PBB’s combination of research and practice is aimed at informing psychosocial programming, public policy and behaviour about what heals versus what harms, with the ultimate goal of alleviating psychological suffering.
PSYCHOLOGY BEYOND BORDERS’ MISSION therefore consists of five key areas:
1. Research to contribute to the body of knowledge about what psychosocial strategies heal (or harm) in prevention, preparedness and response to large scale disaster, armed conflict or terror attacks; 2. Psychosocial service delivery, including partnerships with response teams in communities impacted by large scale traumatic events; 3. Education programs to raise awareness about the psychosocial impacts of disaster, armed conflict or terror attacks and build community competencies in best practice methods of preparedness and intervention; 4. Public policy recommendations to assist in community preparedness, response and recovery associated with large scale traumatic events; and 5. Building a network to enhance international collaboration, knowledge sharing and systems for prevention, preparedness and response to disaster, armed conflict or terror attacks.
CRITERIA FOR PROJECTS
We seek research and action-oriented projects that contribute to at least two of the five key areas of PBB’s mission. Projects will be evaluated on the basis of how they contribute to the organization’s mission and particularly key area number 1, research. Preference will be given to projects that combine research with more than one other key area.
PROJECT FUNDING AND DURATION
Projects of $5,000 - $15,000 (USD) will be funded with an expected project duration of one year (beginning January 2009). 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.
Application information and details are available for download at http://www.psychologybeyondborders.org/content.php?p=rfp. Applications should be received by Friday, September 12th either electronically by clicking here or by mail to Psychology Beyond Borders, 1000 Rio Grande, Austin, TX, USA 78701.
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