Call for Proposals: Gratitude Research
Many thanks to Miraj Desai for bringing this opportunity to our attention!!
RFP (Request For Proposals) for Gratitude Research
UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center is very pleased to announce a
recent $5.9 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to undertake a
three-year project: “Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude.”
In collaboration with Dr. Robert Emmons from UC Davis, we seek to expand the
scientific understanding of gratitude, promote research-based practices in
institutions like schools and hospitals, and engage the public in a
wide-reaching cultural conversation about the role of
gratitude in civil society.
The first component of our project is a $3 million research initiative,
focused on understanding the impact of gratitude on health and well-being,
developmental science and social relationships. We would appreciate your
help in soliciting research proposals to be funded by this grant. Would
you be willing to publicize our request for proposals (RFP) in your
The RFP link is here . An overview of the project is here . The
deadline for the Letter of Intent (LOI) is February 15, 2012 at 5 pm PST
and instructions for applicants can be found here .
Below is a more detailed description of the grant
The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley,
is pleased to announce a $3 MILLION RESEARCH INITIATIVE  for which we are
now accepting grant proposals. The initiative will advance the scientific
understanding of gratitude, particularly in the key areas of
health and well-being, developmental science, and social relationships.
Click here to read the Request for Proposals  for this grant competition.
The research initiative is part of a new, three-year project, run in
collaboration with the University of California, Davis, and supported with
funding from the John Templeton Foundation. The project aims to expand the
scientific understanding of gratitude, promote evidence-based practices of
gratitude in institutions like schools and hospitals, and engage the public
in a larger cultural conversation about the role of gratitude in our
Investigators interested in being considered for funding should submit a
three-page, single-spaced Letter of Intent (LOI) by FEBRUARY 15, 2012, at
5:00PM PST. The letter should describe the proposed project concretely and
in detail, and should indicate clearly why the proposed study promises
significant contributions to either the science or practice of gratitude. In
addition to a cover sheet , the LOI should include (1) a title for the
proposed project, (2) a description of the research, (3) an explanation of
how the proposed project fits within this initiative, (4) information on the
project’s methodology and significance, (5) the budget required to complete
the research, and (6) proposed collaborators, if applicable.
Click here  to read the full request for proposals, including background
, eligibility , and application instructions , and click here 
to download the LOI cover sheet. THESE MATERIALS, ALONG WITH THE COVER
SHEET, SHOULD BE UPLOADED AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT THROUGH THE GGSC WEBSITE.
They can also be emailed, as a single attachment, to the Greater Good
Science Center at Gratitude@Berkeley.edu . Confirmation of receipt will
be sent in return.
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley