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APF is seeking proposals for research-based programs on violence prevention and intervention. Applicants may request up to $20,000.

Neuropsychology Scholarship Deadline is June 1

APF and APA Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) are currently seeking applications for the Arthur Benton and Manfred Meier Neuropsychology Scholarships. Each $2,500 grant is awarded to a graduate student who shows great promise or achievement in their graduate studies, as signified by scholarly and/or research activity. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

Applicants should submit a letter documenting their accomplishments, financial need, and proposed use of the scholarship. The letter should be co-signed by their faculty mentor or director of training after he or she has certified the accuracy of the student's presented information. Seven copies should be sent to: Benton and Meier Scholarships, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA Address. All applications must be received by June 1.

For more information, call (+1/202) 336-5814.

Nominate Health Psychologists for APF Jeffrey Award

APF seeks nominations of outstanding health psychologists for the Timothy Jeffrey Memorial Award. The $1,000 award recognizes an outstanding commitment to clinical health psychology by a full-time provider of direct clinical services.

Nominees must typically spend a minimum of 15 to 20 hours weekly in direct, face-to-face patient care, including assessment or therapy in individual or group settings. Applicants must be fully licensed clinical health psychologists and members of APA Div. 38 (Health), which administers this award.

The deadline for nominations is May 1. Nomination letters should describe the nominee's practice, professional activities and commitment to the field. Nominations must be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae, at least one letter of support from a professional, nonpsychologist colleague and one letter from a psychologist colleague. Letters from students or supervisees are not accepted. APF and Div. 38 welcome self-nominations and encourage a description of a clinical case in which the nominee's work has had a particular effect on an individual, family or group. 

APF Offers $20,000 in Violence Prevention Grants

APF is seeking proposals for research-based programs on violence prevention and intervention. Applicants may request up to $20,000. With the grant, the APF board of trustees hopes to:

  • Encourage the application of psychological science to understanding and preventing violence.

  • Support innovative community programs aimed at preventing violence in social settings.

  • Provide seed money for promising interventions proposed by community-based organizations or provide funding for established community programs that have been successful.

Applicants must be psychologists with a doctoral degree who are involved with a research-based program related to violence prevention. Special consideration will be given to programs with a strong research foundation and those that have, or show promise for, broad-based community support. The submission deadline is June 1. For more information and complete application guidelines, visit APF violence prevention or call (+1/202) 336-5814.