Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training Grants

These small grants are intended to serve as "seed funds" to energize, empower, and support interested individuals, organizations and educational institutions committed to enhancing ethnic minority recruitment, retention and training in psychology.

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Sponsor: Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology Task Force


The APA Public Interest Directorate's Executive Office has been allocated $75,000 to be used in support of the association-wide implementation of the CEMRRAT Plan. Approximately $63,000 of these funds are used to support small grants through the CEMRRAT Implementation Grants Fund, which is subdivided into seven priority areas. It is anticipated that approximately two to four proposals will be funded under each of the seven priority areas:

  • Training: Professional Development/Linguistic Minorities

  • Current Initiative: Racial/Ethnic Minority Health Disparities

  • Faculty Development

  • Students: Undergraduate/Graduate Innovation

  • Students: STEM

  • Students: Indigenous Approaches

  • Monitoring & Assessment of Ethnic Minority Representation and Participation in Psychology

Priority areas correspond to the goals and objectives outlined in the CEMRRAT Plan.


Eligible applicants for these grants are state psychological associations, APA divisions, departments/schools of psychology and individuals.

How to Apply

Unlike the process of rolling submissions used in the past, all proposals must be received by the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) on or before April 1.

Past Recipients