2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The deadline for submitting proposals has passed. Please see the links on the left for information on grant recipients.
The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at Chicago Booth is pleased to announce a $250,000 grant competition for work that uses behavioral science to explain or inform the ways that people pursue, experience, or fulfill purpose in their lives. The CDR is now accepting letters of intent for this competition, with the expectation that several 18-month projects (with budgets of at least $10,000, but not more than $125,000) will ultimately be funded starting in January 2014.
This RFP is the second of two conducted as part of the New Paths to Purpose Project, led by Richard Thaler, Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, and Eugene Caruso, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation. Though the specific focus of this current RFP (see our Overview and Goals section) is different from the first, the overarching aim of all NPP initiatives is to use behavioral science to reshape the study, as well as the prevalent understandings and experiences, of purposeful living.
We encourage applications from both basic and applied behavioral science research teams, and welcome principal investigators at both the senior and junior levels (i.e., faculty, senior research associates, post-doctoral scholars/fellows or doctoral candidates at educational institutions or other research centers both in the US and abroad). We believe this diversity in our network will directly serve a major goal of this grant competition: to aid the NPP project in building a strong pipeline of researchers in this new area, and thereby faciliate the ongoing development of rigorously scientific and readily actionable insights into the human experience of purpose.
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