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Dr. Golden Offers $20,000 Challenge Grant to APF

In October, Dr. Barbara Golden, a Chicago-based psychologist and member of APF’s Advancement Committee, offered a challenge grant to the American Psychological Foundation. If APF could raise $40,000 by the end of 2006, Dr. Golden would donate $10,000. APF successfully raised over $59,000 by the end of 2006, and the organization is now working to meet the second portion of the challenge. If by the end of April 2007 the Foundation can raise $30,000, Dr. Golden will contribute an additional $10,000.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for donors to maximize the value of their contributions,” said APF President, Dorothy Cantor, Psy.D.

Dr. Golden is committed to APF’s excellent work in violence prevention and intervention, one of the Foundation’s signature visionary grants programs, and wants to inspire others to give for this cause. Dr. Golden is a generous supporter of APF. She contributed $20,000 to APF’s Campaign for a New Era and hosted a successful fundraising dinner for APF at her home. Dr. Golden also serves on the Board of Directors for the Raymond F. Kravis Center of the Performing Arts, Inc., in West Palm Beach, Florida.

For more information, contact APF at (+1/202) 336-5843.

Nominate a Colleague for the Levinson Award

APF requests nominations for the 2007 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Consulting Organizational Psychology.

The $5,000 award is given annually to an APA member who has demonstrated exceptional ability to integrate a wide variety of psychological theory and concepts and to convert that integration into applications by which leaders and managers may create more effective, healthy, and humane organizations.

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2007. Nominations must include a letter of nomination addressing the nominee’s record of accomplishment and a curriculum vitae. Self-nominations will be accepted. To apply submit materials online at

Nominate a Colleague for the APF Division 29 Early Career Award

The APF Division 29Early Career Award recognizes promising contributions to psychotherapy, psychology, and the Division of Psychotherapy by a Division 29 member with 10 or fewer years of post-doctoral experience. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award.

The Division of Psychotherapy fosters collegial relations between psychologists interested in psychotherapy, stimulates the exchange of information about psychotherapy, encourages the evaluation and development of the practice of psychotherapy, and educates the public regarding the service of psychotherapists.

In addition to membership in Division 29, and a maximum of 10 years of work following a doctorate, candidates must demonstrate promising professional achievement related to psychotherapy theory, practice, research, or training.

The deadline for the Division 29 Early Career Award is February 1, 2007. All applications are to include a nomination letter written by a colleague outlining the nominee’s career contributions (no self-nominations are allowed), a current vita, and up to four (4) supporting letters of recommendation. All must be submitted online at < a href=>

Call for Applications for 2007 Gerson Grant

APF is requesting applications for the 2007 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, which provides a $5,000 grant to a doctoral-level graduate student to advance the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multigenerational processes. A strong preference will be given to projects using or contributing to Bowen family systems theory or furthering the work of Dr. Gerson.

Individuals from a variety of educational settings are encouraged to apply. Applications must include a statement of the proposed project and how it meets the grant’s goals, a project budget, a statement about how the recipient will disseminate the project’s results (such as a published paper, report or monograph), a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and an official transcript.

The application deadline is February 1, 2007. All materials must be submitted online at For more information, visit

Proposals Sought for LGBT Research

APF requests proposals for the 2007 Wayne F. Placek Large Grants and the Wayne F. Placek Small Grants. Both grants support scientific research that increases the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and aims to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations. Individuals from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply, especially if their research addresses the following topics: prejudice, discrimination, or violence based on sexual orientation; family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men; and subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research, especially racial and ethnic minorities. Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree (e.g., PhD, PsyD, MD) and must be affiliated with a college, university, or research institution that meets federal requirements for administering research grants. Funds are not available for dissertation research or other pre-doctoral studies.

Large grant applications should propose new studies that can be completed within two years. Up to $50,000 may be requested for any expenses legitimately associated with conducting an empirical research project. Special preference for one of the two available grants will be given to applicants who have completed their doctorate within the previous seven years. The deadline for large grant applications is March 9, 2007.

Small grant applicants may request up to $5,000. Applications should propose a new study that can be completed within one year. Funds are not normally provided for stipends of principal investigators, travel to conventions, or manuscript preparation. The deadline for small grant applications is January 31, 2007.

Applications for both grants must conform to the APF Placek grant guidelines, which can be found at

Proposals Sought for Innovative Research and Programs for Gifted and Talented Children

APF requests proposals for the 2007 Esther Katz Rosen Grants Program, which awards grants of up to $25,000 per year for three years for research on and programs for gifted children. Renewed funding is contingent upon the submission of an interim progress report and availability of funds. APF offers grants for new scholars who would like to pursue research in the broad area of the psychology of giftedness; established scholars who would like to begin pursuing work in this field; and graduate students who have academically progressed through their qualifying exams and who are working with an established scholar in the area of giftedness.

Special consideration is given to projects that are innovative and can be become self-supporting or lead to external funding. Some preference is given to APA members.

The application deadline is February 15, 2007. To apply, submit a four- to six-page proposal, curriculum vita, and IRB approval online at Graduate student applicants must also submit recommendations from a graduate advisor and department chair or director of graduate studies. For complete application guidelines, visit

Convention Travel Funds Available for Div. 16 Students Members

Division 16 (School Psychology) and APF are requesting applications for the 2007 Paul H. Henkin Student Travel Award. Up to two $500 travel awards will be provided to student members of APA Division 16 to attend the 2006 APA Convention.

The funds can be used to pay for convention registration, lodging, and transportation costs. Funds cannot be used for food, drink, supplies, or other expenses incurred while attending the APA convention. The award is not renewable.

Consideration will be given to the applicant's demonstrated potential to make an outstanding contribution to the field of school psychology, accomplishments and research, communication skills, community involvement, commitment to working in public schools, and evidence of knowledge of the demands of the field of school psychology and the value of continuing professional development.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2007. Applicants should send four (4) sets of the following materials: application form, letter of recommendation, 500-word essay, and curriculum vitae to 2007 Division 16 APF-Paul Henkin Student Travel Award Committee, c/o Dr. Tanya L. Eckert, Syracuse University, Department of Psychology, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244.

The application form can be found at For more information, contact Tanya Eckert via Email.

Proposals Sought for Pediatric Injury Prevention Research

APF and APA Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) request applications for the 2007 Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant. This annual $1500 grant is open to students and faculty to support research related to the prevention of physical injury in children and adolescents. Funds may not be used for convention and meeting travel, indirect costs of the university, stipends of principal investigators, or costs associated with manuscript preparation. Faculty and students from any discipline interested in research related to the prevention of physical injury in children and adolescents, including but not limited to: psychology, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, social work, child development, public health, are encouraged to apply.

Proposals (maximum seven-page, single-spaced manuscript) should include a 100-word abstract, description of the project, detailed budget, and references (all in one word document), as well as past relevant research and supporting faculty supervisor letter (if the applicant is a student). The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2007.

Please contact Sharon Berry via Email with any questions you may have. Proposals should be emailed to Ms. Berry as well.