This could be a great opportunity to expand EMDR and make a difference to individuals in need if your proposed project meets the associated criteria!
Psychology Beyond Borders is accepting proposals from mental health professionals for 2010 Psychology Beyond Borders Mission Awards. Winners will receive $5,000 – $15,000 for one year long projects (starting in January of 2010) that meet the criteria outlined below. Preference will be given to proposed projects with smaller budgets so that a high number of projects can be funded.
Criteria for Projects:
- 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.
- Psychosocial service delivery, including partnerships with response teams in communities impacted by large-scale traumatic events.
- 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
- Public policy recommendations to assist in community preparedness, response and recovery associated with large scale traumatic events.
- Building a network to enhance international collaboration, knowledge sharing and systems for prevention, preparedness and response to disaster, armed conflict or terror attacks.
Psychology Beyond Borders seeks 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 # 1, research. Preference will be given to projects that combine research with more than one other key area.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a university or a non-profit organization.