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A Call for White Paper Submissions | The Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI)

The Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) has just issued a solicitation for a $400-450K 30-month study in the area of social psychology related to improved training methods leading to attitude change and behavior change for the prevention of sexual assault in the military.

For a pdf with more information:

https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/attachment_viewer.cfm?Sol_Number=W911NF13R0001H&Seq_Nbr=473331&FILE_NAME=[W911NF-13-R-0001H].pdf&FILE_EXTENSION=pdf

Efforts requested under this solicitation are in Applied Research or Advanced Technology Development, as opposed to Basic Research; there is an expectation that the contractor will help the Army translate research into practice. One of the outputs of this work will be to "design and develop an ARI Research Product providing best practices and guidance on (a) how to best implement and improve sexual harassment and assault training at the company level and (b) how this research could be used to support development of new training for today’s Soldiers."

The White Paper deadline is September 5th, 2014.