APAGS Disabilities Grant Program

This grant is for a project that promotes training and educational experiences in disability issues.

Deadline: December 2, 2015

Sponsor: APAGS


APAGS will award a $1,000 grant for a project that promotes training and educational experiences in practice or services for persons with disabilities, or the recruitment, retention and training of individuals with disabilities. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs and the development of student organizations with a focus on disability issues.


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


Betsy Davis: University of South Carolina
"Partnering to Train Mental Health Providers in Disability Competence"


Jessica A. Joseph: The New School for Social Research
"Taking Another Look: Foregrounding Bodily Diversity & Social Models of Disability in Doctoral Training in Clinical Psychology"


Megan D. Cobb: Auburn University
"Conversations about Mental Health and Disability: Breakout Sessions at the annual Alabama Transition Conference"


Melissa Anderson: Gallaudet University
"Working with Deaf Survivors of Abuse: A Skills-Based Training Workshop"


Anisa Goforth & Nathan von der Embse: Michigan State University
"Evidence-based Assessment for Autism: A Skills-based Training Workshop"