Applicant Qualifications

1. The primary researcher/author must be a graduate student of good standing in a graduate degree program in psychology or a related discipline. The primary researcher/author may be a member of a research team, but he or she should be lead investigator for the proposed research, which should focus on topics of relevance to business, industry, and/or other organizational settings (although the proposed research itself may be of an applied or more basic nature).

The Chris Anderson Research Award program is intended to foster traditional research in the OBM area.  Accordingly, preference will be given to those proposals that (a) use behavior analytic methods, (b) include specific behavioral targets as part of organizational change strategies, and (c) present individual subject information or appropriate statistical tests to document group effects.

2. Both the lead researcher and the faculty mentor named in the proposal must be a member of the OBM Network at the time of application submission.

Recipient Responsibilities

1. Subsequent to receipt of funding, the successful applicant must inform the OBM Network Grant Chair of any changes in research methodology that alter the way in which Chris Anderson Research Grant funds are spent during the study.

2. Acceptance of a Chris Anderson Research Grant obligates the successful applicant to submit the results of the funded study for presentation at either a future Association for Behavior Analysis annual convention (held each May) or a future Organizational Behavior Management Network conference (held every other Spring).

3. Acceptance of a Chris Anderson Research Grant obligates the successful applicant to submit a research manuscript to the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management for review, if the data obtained in the study are of publishable quality.

Submission Guidelines/Deadline

1. Only Electronic submissions will be accepted. The submission should be written in Microsoft Word and pasted into the online application.

2. Proposals must be received by the OBM Network Grant Chair no later than January 20, 2017 at 5pm EST.  Proposers assume all responsibility for the delivery and arrival of proposals by the specified date. Recommendations of the three readers will be forwarded to the Chair no later than February 24, 2017.  Any requested proposal revisions or clarifications from authors must be received on or before March 24, 2017.  Award announcements will be made on or before March 31, 2017.

Award Process/Schedule

1.Proposals must be received by the OBM Network Grant Chair no later than January 20, 2017 at 5pm EST. Upon receipt of proposals, tthe Chair will recruit three additional readers from the current membership of the OBM Network (excluding student members) who are not affiliated with the primary researcher or faculty mentor.

2. Recommendations of the three readers will be forwarded to the Chair no later than February 24, 2017. Based on reviewer recommendations, authors may be asked to revise and clarify aspects of their proposals. All clarifications and revisions are due no later than March 24, 2017. Three possible decisions may be made for any proposal – award granted, award granted pending specific proposal revisions, and award not granted.

3. The OBM Network Director or Grant Chair will inform the applicants of the review decisions on or before March 31, 2017.

4. The primary researcher will return written acknowledgement of the award decision, including revisions if necessary, to the Chair no later than April 7, 2017.

5. The Chair or a member of the OBM Network Board of Directors will announce all awards and award all funds at the annual OBM Network business meeting held during the ABA annual convention each May.

NOTE: All grants will be up to the amount of $700. The number of grants given in any one year will be dependent upon budgetary considerations. It is possible that, due to lack of appropriate proposals, no grants may be awarded in any one year. If any proposed budget exceeds the max grant amount of $700, then the proposal must clearly state that if the grant is awarded the project can be completed as proposed even with only partial funding.

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