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Funding Opportunity: Intergenerational Pilot Program Awards

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The Eisner Foundation Intergeneration Programs at UCLA is soliciting proposals for one-year pilot awards that focus on intergenerational activities defined by engagement between two or more generations (e.g., children and older adults, older adults and college students). Proposed pilots can include support for research or program development/implementation, which must also include an evaluation of program outcomes.

Types of Pilots, Funding Levels and Project Durations

The pilot program will support 1-3 small intergenerational pilot programs per year with the possibility of renewal and/or expansion during the subsequent years. The maximum initial award is $50,000 over a one-year period.

 

Key Dates
  • January 11, 2019 - Letter of Intent due
  • January 22, 2019 - Notification of applicants invited to participate in Phase two (full application)
  • February 22, 2019 - Full applications due
  • March 5, 2019 - Notification of selected pilot programs

 

Eligibility Criteria:

The PI must be a UCLA faculty member or senior staff member

 

Award Criteria:
  • Proposed work must be intergenerational (i.e., involving engagement between two or more generations)
  • Application must provide a robust rationale for the requested funding level as well as clear rationale for proposed sample size (number of participants)
  • Applicants must be a UCLA faculty member or senior staff
  • Results must have high likelihood of resulting in preliminary data for a larger research grant or program expansion
  • The time line and requested funding amount must be appropriate for the proposed work

 

Pilot Application Process

This will be a two-phase application process, outlined below.

PHASE ONE: Letter of Intent Application Packet, submitted by 8 AM on Friday, January 11, 2019, via e-mail, to Lucio Arruda (contact information on next page).

  • The Letter of Intent Application Packet must include 2 components:
    • A letter of intent: 2 pages in length, using Arial font 11-point typeface, with one-inch margins
      • Descriptive title of proposed activity
      • Name(s), address(es), and telephone number(s) of the PI(s)
      • Names of other key personnel
      • Participating institution(s)
      • Brief description of proposed activity, including plans for future research or program sustainability
      • Brief description of how funds would be spent
    • Biographical information
      • Recent NIH/NSF bio sketch or a CV if PI does not have bio sketch

The letter of intent should be sent electronically to:

Selected applicants will be invited to participate in Phase two by January 22, 2019

PHASE TWO: Developing the Pilot Program due by 8 AM on Friday, February 22, 2019 to Lucio Arruda via e-mail.

  • Use Arial font 11-point typeface, with 0.5 inch margins, double spaced
  • Abstract: 1 page
  • Proposal: Maximum 9 pages (excluding references), consisting of the following 4 sections:
    1. Specific Aims
    2. Significance, which must include
      1. Rationale for the proposed work
      2. Relatedness to mission--a specific explanation of how this work supports and/or promotes intergenerational activities
    3. Approach
      1. Methods that will be used to conduct the research and/or implement the program
      2. Discussion of data collection and evaluation methods
    4. Innovative aspects
  • Budget, Budget Justification, and Timeline: Maximum 2 pages
    1. Amount of funding requested, by category (personnel, supplies, etc.)
    2. Justification for the requested funds
    3. If other resources will be donated to the project (such as infrastructure or personnel) explain this in the justification
    4. Timeline

The Phase one and Phase two application should be e-mailed to the attention of:

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