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Calls for Awards and Fellowships Nominations

Apply for Koppitz Child Psychology Fellowship

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for one of three 2007-2008, $20,000 APF Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships in child psychology. The Koppitz fellowships aid child psychology scholarship on topics such as: developmental psychopathology, child-clinical, school, pediatric, developmental, and educational psychology. Consideration will be given to psychological research that breaks new ground or creates significant new understandings that facilitate the development and/or functioning of children and youth.

The award includes travel costs to attend a pre-conference workshop for Koppitz graduate fellows in conjunction with APA’s 2008 Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, and other conferences as funds allow. APF will also award $4,000 travel stipends to runners-up.

Graduate students who have achieved doctoral candidacy are eligible to apply. Students can apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but proof of having advanced to doctoral candidacy is required before funding will be released.

The selected fellows’ institutions must provide a tuition waiver. Institutions may nominate only one applicant each year (APF will not accept nominees from separate departments or programs within the same university). Financial support will extend from September 1, 2007, to August 31, 2008. Results of the research should be presented at the pre-convention workshop.

Applications are due November 15. For complete application guidelines, visit the APF Koppitz website

Apply for LGB Family Psychology and Therapy Research Grant

APF is accepting applications for the 2007 Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants, which promote research on lesbian, gay, and bisexual family psychology and therapy. The Scrivner Fund provides one postdoctoral grant of up to $10,000 and two $1,000 graduate student grants, with preference given to dissertation candidates. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the postdoctoral research award, including co-investigators, must have a doctoral degree. Applicants for the student grants must be enrolled in a graduate program and have a letter of support from their supervising professor. An institutional review board from the principal investigator’s institution must approve all research involving human subjects.

The application deadline is November 1. Application guidelines are available from APF grants or

APF Offers Small Grants Program

Nonprofit organizations or individuals engaged in activities that advance psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health and human welfare, are eligible to apply for an American Psychological Foundation (APF) grant of $5,000 or less. Grants must conform to one or more of APF’s funding priorities, which are as follows:

  • Education/Scholarships

  • Uncovering the connection between mental and physical health

  • Violence Prevention and Intervention

  • Responding to national and international disasters where psychology must play a role

APF considers applications on a quarterly basis. Upcoming deadlines for 2006 are July 1, October 1, and December 1.

APF will not consider grants for political or lobbying purposes; grants for entertainment of fundraising expenses; grants for projects with no relation to psychology; grants to anyone the IRS would regard as a disqualified group or individual; or grants to members of the APF Board of Trustees or APA Board of Directors. All projects involving original data collection from human participants must be approved by the applicant’s Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Committee within 21 days of the application deadline.

For more information, visit APF grants or call (202) 336-5814.