Call for Applications: Better Evidence for Children and Youth

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The Campbell Collaboration’s Education and Crime & Justice Coordinating Groups and the Jacobs Foundation are pleased to announce grants to support the development and publication of systematic reviews that address important issues in child and youth development. Grants between $25,000 and $50,000 USD are available following this Call for Applications.

Applications are accepted from researchers interested in studying important issues of child and youth development. Systematic reviews prepared under this program should focus on interventions, programs and/or policies in areas of interest to child and youth development such as:

• Individualized learning and adaptive teaching
• Learning and academic attainment
• Educational programs seeking to promote socio-emotional development, self-regulation and positive behavior
• Multilingual education
• Early childhood education
• Early intervention and prevention
• Inclusive Education
• Prevention of juvenile delinquency and violence
• Treatment of juvenile offenders
• Treatment of child and adolescent victims

For any topic suggested, justification of relevance for the development of children and youth must be provided. Outcomes to be studied could include:

• Improvements in academic performance
• Improvements in Employability
• Improvements in health and well-being
• Reduction in Victimization
• Reduction in disruptive, delinquent or violent behavior

For each accepted proposal, the authors must go through the typical Campbell editorial process by submitting a title registration, a protocol, and a full review. The protocol and review will both go through the standard Campbell Collaboration external peer review process

Half of the grant amount will be paid after the acceptance of a review protocol through the Campbell Collaboration, the other half after publication of the Review.


The 2015 Call for Applications is CLOSED
Notification of funding decision: 21 April 2016

Please upload two documents:

Document 1:
A completed Campbell Collaboration Title Registration Form (please see:

Document 2:
3-5 page Project Narrative that includes the following information (in one PDF):
1. Summary of the topic area under review. In addition to summarizing the topic, be sure to mention any existing reviews and estimate the potential number of studies that will require coding.
2. Detailed timeline for the title, protocol, and review, including timing for important milestones during the review process (e.g., literature search, abstract screening, literature retrieval, study eligibility screening, coding, analysis, etc.)
3. Description of team and experience (attach 2 page CVs for each member of the review team – not part of the 3-5 page limit)
4. Itemized budget (up to 50‘000 USD)