Application Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016
Social Behavior Change Communication Lion’s Den (Health Communication Case Competition)
Through the international SBCC Lion’s Den, a Health Communication case competition, undergraduate and graduate students will work in interdisciplinary teams to respond to this call and develop proposals for innovative, feasible and sustainable health communication interventions. The intervention proposals will be targeted at real-life community health challenges and grounded in proven SBCC frameworks and theories.
The committee invites proposals that:
- Demonstrate how SBCC can be used to influence positive health outcomes
- Focus on handwashing as an intervention area that address a related health topic
- Present a community-level solution to an identified health challenge
- Use an interdisciplinary approach to SBCC
- Would be implemented in a lower- or lower-middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank)
Proposals should be no longer than five (5) pages in length and written in English. Each proposal should include a narrative of the team’s approach, including the following:
- Background on the target community and the challenges it faces with regard to handwashing
- Description of the proposed intervention and desired behavioral outcomes, including its underlying theoretical basis and intended target audience
- Clearly articulated qualitative and quantitative outcome indicators that are realistic and achievable within a six-month timeframe
- A high-level, six-month work plan and budget
- A simple, focused monitoring and evaluation plan with the purpose of demonstrating “proof of concept”
- A total of three (3) teams will be selected to have representatives attend the SBCC Summit where they will receive feedback, guidance and mentoring to further refine their proposals and then present them before a panel of health communication experts. T
- The team with the strongest proposal and pitch will receive $5,000 to further develop their concept and implement a small-scale, six-month pilot project in their local community to demonstrate “proof of concept” and the potential for the intervention to be replicated and scaled.
- The winning team will be awarded $5,000 to further refine their idea and implement a six-month pilot project.
- Each proposal must include a high-level budget in US dollars showing how the money will be used to implement and evaluate the intervention.
- Any questions related to this call for proposals must be submitted by email to email@example.com by Monday, December 14, 2015, 12 PM (noon) GMT. Answers will be provided by Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
- All final proposals are due by Friday, January 8, 2016 and must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals must be submitted in English and include the following:
- Technical and financial proposal
- Brief biography of each student team member
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