Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award

Purpose: To support research using behavior analysis concepts and principles to promote sustainable practices/environmentally friendly behavior change. Any applied, basic, or translational study with a primary goal of increasing understanding of human behavior and environmental preservation/enhancement is eligible for consideration.

Amount:  $500 for 1-year max study/project 

Eligibility: Principle investigator must be a current FABA member prior to applying.

Application: Please submit a three-page maximum write up that includes the background for study; purpose/importance; research question to be addressed; outline of method; commitment to present results at a future FABA conference and (should results warrant) submit an article for publication based on the study. Submissions can be emailed to [email protected]

Below are examples of other associations that support this award:

Maine ABA - https://www.mainebehavioranalysis.org/home/sustainability-research-award/

BABAT - https://babat.org/babat-behavior-change-sustainable-world-research-award-2016/

Bx Analysis Leadership Council - http://www.balcllc.org/balc_studentgrant.html

Application deadline: August 1, 2020

Selection of awardee: Committee appointed by FABA will review applications and select recipient.

 

Below are suggested readings and resources: 

Behavior Change For A Sustainable World: the Ultimate Challenge and Opportunity For Behavior Analysts - Behavior analysis has made valuable contributions to many areas such as improving education, helping people adopt healthier life styles, teaching children with autism, making highways and factories safer, caring for people exhibiting challenging and life-threatening disorders.  However, those who advance and practice the science have paid too little attention to the impact of human behavior on the only home we have. This is changing. Behavior analysts are uniquely poised to contribute to a broad range of interventions to promote the husbandry of our planet's resources, restore damaged ecosystems, and help society prepare for and cope with the inevitable challenges to come. This award seeks to fund a deserving project with this targeted goal.