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RO DBT Student Research Grant

Radically Open Ltd has set aside funds for student research on topics related to Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and overcontrol. The purpose of this grant is to encourage innovative research related to overcontrol and RO DBT and support students who are interested in developing a related research career.

Eligibility requirements.

Applicants must:

  • Be affiliated with an institution that supports research (commonly eligible institutions include universities, institutions of higher education, and registered charities);
  • Present a sufficient explanation of the availability of time to engage in this research (e.g. % of work time to be allocated for this project);
  • Be enrolled in a terminal degree program at a degree granting institution;
  • Have a faculty mentor who is willing to supervise the project;

Scope of projects:

  • Applications for research on topics related to RO DBT or over control are eligible for consideration. Examples topics include social signaling, openness, and flexibility. Topics must link in some way to the theory of RO DBT or treatment of overcontrolled disorders.

Value and Duration of Award:

The maximum amount awarded per student project will be $1000. A project should typically be able to completed within one year.

Review criteria:

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers with expertise in RO DBT and overcontrol.


Grant applications are due July 1, 2018.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by September 1st, 2018.

How to apply: 

Applicants should send their CV, a 2-page, single spaced research proposal and evidence of their student status to by July 1st, 2018.

Applications should include the following sections:

  1. Title of project
  2. Relevant background of student applicant
  3. Relevant background of faculty mentor
  4. Lay Summary of the proejct
  5. Description of research project
  6. Project timeline
  7. Item by item budget of how grant funds will be used
  8. Letter of support/commitment from sponsoring faculty member (1 pg separate from 2 pg application)