Creating a Platform for Global Innovation and Capacity Building in the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Character Development Programs​
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Project Duration
September 30 / 2019
- November 30 / 2020
Core Funding Area
Character Virtue Development
North America
Amount Awarded

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Dr. Richard Lerner
Institution Tufts University

Directed by Dr. Richard Lerner, this project will create a platform serving current and future grantees of Templeton World Charity Foundation’s Global Innovations for Character Development initiative (GICD). The Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development (IARYD) will lead the development of a multi-site, multi-institutional, and multi-national capacity-building platform for GICD programs. A key, substantive and strategic partner in this vision is the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)—and specifically its 272 active members from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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