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

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Submission Deadline

Oct 28, 2016

About This Grant

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?

How It Works

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.

Submitted Projects