Do Principal Investigators (PIs) have to have school-based research
No, this RFP is open to researchers who have never worked in school
settings before. Character Lab will help support school/research team
matches through meetings and toolkits.
Can PIs who have had school-based research experience still apply?
Yes, this RFP is open to researchers of all levels of experience with
Do proposals need to include an advanced graduate student or post doc?
No, but we will view those that do favorably.
Do proposals need to include interventions?
Yes. This RFP is intended to fund the evaluation of specific
interventions to grow character strengths in 5th-12th grade settings.
Will you consider funding proposals that have been tested in schools
We are looking for school-based interventions that have not yet been
rigorously tested in 5th-12th grade school settings.
I created a program to grow strengths in schools, but I am not an
academic. Can I apply for this RFP?
Yes, we encourage applications that match program designers with
academics, as long as least one PI has a Ph.D. and is affiliated
with an accredited college or university in the United States.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions about the RFP?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What overhead rate can we charge on this grant?
Overhead for this RFP is limited to 5%.
Should we budget for travel to the Character Lab conferences?
No, we will cover travel to the Character Lab conferences-- you do not need to budget for that
There is a 2 page limit on the Letter of Intent. Is the budget
explanation considered separate from this 2 page limit?
Yes, the 1,200 word budget is separate from the 2 page LOI limit.