APAGS Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CARED) Grant Program

These grants support efforts to increase the membership and participation of ethnic minority graduate students within APAGS, advertise education and training opportunities for ethnic minorities, and enhance the recruitment and retention efforts for ethnic minority students in psychology.

Deadline: December 2, 2015

Sponsor: APAGS


APAGS-CARED awards four $1,000 grants every year for projects that recruit, retain and/or enhance the training of ethnic minority graduate psychology students. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Workshops.

  • Conferences.

  • Speaker series.

  • Mentorship programs.

  • The development of student organizations with a focus on multiculturalism or ethnic minority concerns.


APAGS grants and awards are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least half-time as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university. Students who join as a graduate student affiliate are members of APAGS; students who are members of APA as undergraduate student affiliates, associate member or other member status, must change their status to graduate student affiliate prior to applying for this grant/award.

Undergraduates are not eligible to apply for these grants/awards, nor are current or former APAGS Committee members, subcommittee chairs and task force chairs. In addition, former APAGS subcommittee members or ad hoc reviewers who have previously reviewed this grant are not eligible. Previous recipients of each grant/award are not eligible to apply again for a period of five years.

How to Apply

Each application must include all of the following materials:

  1. A summary of proposed projects (not to exceed two pages single-spaced).
  2. Anticipated speakers: (if applicable) include the names, professional titles and affiliations of all speakers (not to exceed one page single-spaced).
  3. Evaluation: explain any evaluations or handouts that will be disseminated at the end of the program (not to exceed two pages single-spaced).
  4. Organizational profile: provide general information about the organization or individual hosting the event and any co-sponsoring organizations or individuals. Names of supporting faculty should also be included. (Not to exceed two pages single-spaced.) and/or
  5. Appendix: (if applicable) provide copies of any brochures or advertisements to publicize the program or event (not to exceed two pages single-spaced).

Please submit each of these items as a separate PDF file. We will not accept Word documents. Letters of recommendation (if and only if stated as a requirement above) should also be in PDF form; however, we will accept both Word and PDF versions of the letter of recommendation only.


Please note the online system will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the day of the deadline; all application materials must be submitted at that time. No mail submissions will be accepted. If you are not an APAGS member at the time of submission you may attach a copy of the receipt you get when you join APA/APAGS electronically as proof of your membership. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email by the deadline. Submit your application online.

Please read this carefully: Approximately two months before an application is due, you will see this specific grant/award as a choice in the drop-down menu under “Grants” in the online submission form. Do not apply until the grant is listed in this menu as your application will not be accepted. Check back periodically if you are waiting for a chance to submit. The online system will close immediately on the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. You will receive notification of your award decisions approximately two months after the due date.

Past Recipients

Audrey Gill: Palo Alto University
"Promoting Retention of Graduate Students by Advancing Multicultural Discourse" 


Rebecca L. Fix: Auburn University
"Ethnic Minority Scholars in Psychology Program" 


Amy B. Berman, Jacqueline Newman, Teresa Young: Tennessee State University
"Giving Voice: A Social Justice Peer Mentoring Program for Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students of Color Attending an Historically Black College & University"

Laura Reid & Daniel Shemwell: Purdue University
"Closing the Gap in Psychology: Empowering Diverse Students"

Jessica Edith Vazquez: University of South Florida
"The Spanish Interest Group Speaker Series: Understanding the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students & Families"


Kiara Alvarez: University of Texas at Austin
"Multicultural School Psychology: Enhancing Practice, Promoting Research"

Quiera Lige: University of Cincinnati
"Ethnic Minority Enrichment in Research and Graduate Education (E.M.E.R.G.E)"

Nayra del Carmen Rodriguez Soto: University of Puerto Rico
"A Workshop Series in Mixed Methods Research: A Training Experience for Puerto Rican Psychology Graduate Students"

Shraddha Sundaram: University of Florida
"Building Strength through Mentorship"


Jason Chen & Erica Coates: University of South Florida
"Multicultural Research and Clinical Practice Speakers Series"

Anna Wheatley: University of Miami
"Beyond Borders: Engaging and Supporting Graduate Students at the Caribbean Regional Conference in Psychology"


Candice Crowell, Kelechi Anyanwu, Ricardo Phipps: Sarah Johnson, Howard University
"Counseling Students of Color Workshop Series"

Amileah Davis, Dawn Bates: New Mexico State University
"Friday Lecture Series on Borderland Wellness"

Hanako Shishido, Jennifer Hsia, Daniel Fung: The University of South Dakota
"The Building Bridges Conference"

Chris Alvarado: Alliant International University-Fresno
"Latino Education & Advocacy Day"

Joanna Wu: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"All Our Hats: Developing Purpose and Maintaining Identities in the Pursuit of Excellence"


Patton Garriott: University of Missouri


Department of Psychology: New School for Social Research
Cross-Cultural Conference for Students: California Psychological Association


CP Squared: Community, Purpose & Passion: University of Iowa
Association of Black Psychologists: Regent University
Ethnic Minority Association of Grad Students: Nova Southeastern University
Development of a Multicultural Library: George Fox University
Black Students in Psychology: University of Louisville


Elana Lopez: University of South Florida
Tracy K. Nishida: University of Virginia
Rose Zayo, Ayorkor Gaba, Said Shehadeh & Christopher Daood: Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology


Erica King-Toler & Heather Holtman: Interfaith Medical Center
Manuel Paris, Pily Rouco: Maria Random & Jyothi Vayalakkara, Nova Southeastern University
Michi Fu & Maria Gonzales: California School of Professional Psychology
Lee Cohen & Shilpa Pai: Oklahoma State University


Lina Sueyoshi & Tamiko Kubo: NYC Multicultural Symposium
Danelle Reed-Inderbitzen & Derrick Gordon: University of South Dakota
Sharon Sicinski-Taylor: Temple University
Katherine Gutierrez Wray & John Schleisinger: Chicago School of Professional Psychology