psychology, social science, education, anthropology, data science, biology, chemistry, economics, political science, art and design

From preteen to teenage years, the transition from childhood to young adult leads to biological, psychological, and social changes.

The Projects

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Moving to Mindful: Reducing Stress and Anxiety in High-Risk Teens using a Mindfulness Intervention

Teens exposed to frequent intense parental conflict may develop self-regulatory problems. Past preventative...

Sexual Objectification in the Lives of Girls: What Girls (Want to) Know

Research on girls has shown that being seen and treated as objects has negative consequences, including...

Do adolescents do and feel better when their absent military parents communicate with them from afar and are supportive?

Separations between parents and adolescents challenge adolescents' optimal functioning. Using survey methodology...

Battle of the clocks: Does your biological clock determine whether the timing of exercise impairs or promotes sleep?

Higher levels of exercise have been linked to better sleep but it is unclear whether the time of day at...

More About This Challenge

The sciency details

Challenge Amount:
Submission Deadline:
Oct 28, 2016
Campaign Launch:
Nov 14, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

How do challenge grants work?

Challenge grants are prizes to supplement existing crowdfunding campaigns. We will accept proposals for campaigns related to adolescence, and all the campaigns will launch together on November 14th, 2016. After the third week of the campaigns, the project with the highest number of backers will receive an additional $500. There are two runners-up prizes of $200 each.

When will the grant be awarded?

On December 5th at 5PM PT, the prizes will be awarded according to the posted schedule.

Can I still submit a project?

We are no longer accepting projects for this grant, however we will be launching many more challenge grant opportunities. Sign up for our mailing list for up-to-date community news.

Please Note:

If we see suspicious acitivity of researchers or backers potentially cheating during the challenge, the project will be completely disqualified from winning the grant.

Challenge Aims

We are interested in research aimed at understanding what happens during adolescence, and how adolescents interact with the world around them. Topics can include, but are not limited to, social media and expression, relationships, mental health, racial issues, discrimination, bullying, parenting and families, gender identity, schools and education, medicine, biological development, public health, or any other intersection with adolescent life.

If you would like to chat more about your project, just send us an email at You can begin a page using the button below, and submit it for review by 10/28 to be included in the challenge.

Please watch our call for proposals before you start! This short 3-minute introduction video goes over the process of how crowdfunding on Experiment works:

Examples of past adolescence research projects:

Understanding Digital Dating Abuse: How do adolescents use technology in their relationships?

Working on What Works: Testing the Power of Highlighting the Positive

Is depression contagious? An analysis using college roommates

Creating Youth Historians: How Can History Increase Urban Students' Academic Literacies?

Project Eligilibity

Any project conducting research on adolescence is invited to participate. Please get in touch if you aren't sure about your idea, by emailing us at Interdisciplinary projects are more than welcome! Researchers must be based out of institutions or organizations in the US, UK, Australia, or Canada. If you are in another country, please check with us first.

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