Youth-Nex, the U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, is seeking proposals for two funding opportunities for faculty members across Grounds that promote effective development in youth. Both are due May 31. RFPs may be downloaded under the “Files” section below.
Opportunities are based on the center’s mission to engage U.Va. faculty in multidisciplinary research on factors that can enhance youth development including productive citizenship, supportive relationships, risk avoidance, and healthy lifestyles. In addition, the center focuses on similar work to prevent health-related, psychological, and social risk among youth.
Youth-Nex seeks proposals describing work that will directly lead to the development of grant applications for external funding in the near future. Funding will be allocated to projects that examine critical influences on one of four center areas: supportive relationships, engaged citizenship, avoiding risky behavior, and healthy lifestyles (health and well-being).
Youth-Nex is requesting proposals to fund up to two seminar/think tank projects. These projects will engage faculty from at least three departments and preferably be from at least two colleges/schools to develop innovative multidisciplinary projects serving the center’s mission. Additional participants from within and outside the University can be included.
Press release with more information can be found here.