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Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) seeking proposals.

Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) is seeking proposals for projects that support our mission.  PBB is an international non-profit organization focusing on the psychosocial impacts of disasters, armed conflicts, and terrorism. PBB is seeking to fund research and service-oriented projects that support work in this area, with a particular focus on work that addresses issues of how the psychosocial impact of disasters and mass traumas are affected by repetitive and chronic exposure to traumatic events, economic loss and empowerment, preparedness and resilience programs, and prevention.

Application deadline is October 12, 2012. 


 Psychology Beyond Borders has identified a number of specific focus areas requiring significant support to advance this mission, and the annual PBB Mission Award program is designed to support research and service projects that fit into these areas.


  • Repetitive Exposure to Disaster:  Including research and service projects investigating the effects of repeated exposure and specific intervention methods for repeatedly exposed populations.
  • Preparedness: Including research and service projects designed to teach and evaluate programs to prepare people for disasters.
  • Resilience:  Including research and service projects designed to further understand the risk and resilience profile of potentially vulnerable communities and societies and developing effective means for building societal resilience in the face of disasters, armed conflict and terrorism.
  • Prevention:  Including research and service programs aimed at peace building and nonviolent conflict resolution.



PBB seek research and action-oriented projects that contribute to at least one of the focus areas described above.  Projects will be assessed on their empirical rigor and service impact. PBB is most interested in funding applications which lead the field in research advancement.




Projects of $5,000 - $10,000 (USD) will be funded with expected project duration of one year (beginning May 2013). Applicants must be affiliated with a university or non-profit organization.  PBB encourages applications from international organizations or individuals who represent diversity.




Applications should be received by Friday, October 12th, 2012 either electronically to by mail to Mission Awards, Psychology Beyond Borders, 1000 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX, USA, 78701. Click here to download the application Cover Page and Checklist.  



Tags: ["research", "impact", "psychology", "psychosocial", "disasters", "armed conflicts", "terrorism", "prevention"]
Published July 17, 2012 2:14 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:19 PM