2009 News

Livable Lives Initiative invites proposals from Washington University faculty

The Livable Lives Initiative started at the Brown School, with the vision of developing a mulit-disciplinary, University-wide project (see Concept Note for details). The underlying goal of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to invite members of the University community to help develop the Livable Lives initiative across the campus. The Brown School’s Center for Social Development is providing administrative and material support to launch this initiative with resources made possible by the Ford Foundation.

The Livable Lives Initiative at the Brown School invites proposals from eligible Washington University-affiliated faculty. The purpose of this RFP is to provide stipends for projects that move forward the thinking, research, advocacy, and policymaking directed toward achieving livable lives. We plan to award up to six grants, each worth $5,000. Proposals should be no more than five pages in length (see RFP for details). The application deadline is September 30, 2009, and review of applications will begin on October 5, 2009. We anticipate informing applicants of the status of their applications no later than November 2, 2009.

All potential applicants and other interested parties are invited to attend an informal, campus-wide luncheon meeting at 11:30 am on September 10, 2009, at the Whittemore House. The purpose of this meeting is to identify partners among the university community interested in the initiative, and collectively discuss its conceptualization and operationalization. The meeting will offer an opportunity for potential applicants to gather information and discuss their proposals with members of the initiative. Please RSVP to cfreeman@wustl.edu by September 1 to indicate interest in attending and to receive further details.