Foundation News

Awards and Grants Applications Being Accepted

APF Funding Opportunities

For additional information, contact Idalia Ramos, Program Director, at (+1/202) 336-5814 or via Email.. 

Apply for Reproductive Behavior/Population Studies Grants

In 2008, APF will award two Henry P. David grants. The $1,500 research grant supports ongoing research in reproductive behavior/population studies. The travel grant provides up to $1,500 to support research-related travel or attendance at an international or regional congress.

Applicants may apply for one or both grants and must be carrying out dissertation research or must have no more than five years of postgraduate experience. Preference will be given to individuals using a psychological approach.

These grants are made possible through a donation by Henry P. David, PhD.

The application deadline is February 15. For more information, visit

Apply for $6,000 Gerson Memorial Grant

The 2008 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant provides $6,000 to a doctoral-level psychologist working to advance theory, assessment, or clinical practice in the systemic understanding of couple and family dynamics and multi-generational processes. Preference is given to projects using or contributing to the development of Bowen family systems.

The deadline is February 1. For more information and application guidelines, visit

Award for Excellence in Consulting Organizational Psychology

APF is accepting nominations for the 2008 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award. The annual $5,000 award is presented to an outstanding consulting organizational psychologist. Nominees must be APA members who have demonstrated exceptional ability to integrate a wide variety of psychological theories and concepts, and to convert that integration into applications by which leaders and managers may create more effective, healthy, and humane organizations.

The deadline is March 15. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Apply for $25,000 McGuigan Prize

In 2008, APF will award its fourth biennial $25,000 F. J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize to a young psychological scientist explicating the concept of the human mind from a primarily psychophysiological perspective.

Nominees must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field and be fewer than nine years post-doctoral degree at the time of the nomination. Nominees must be affiliated with an accredited college, university or research institution.

The deadline for nominations is March 1. For nomination information, visit

NEW: $25,000 fellowship in Research on Gifted and Talented Children

APF is pleased to announce a new $25,000 fellowship for graduate students working on activities related to the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents.

The Esther Katz Rosen Fellowships are open to students who have achieved doctoral candidacy and are in good academic standing at a university in the United States or Canada.

The deadline is March 1. For more information, visit

APF Accepting Visionary Fund Grant Proposals

APF believes psychology holds the potential to improve lives and solve some of society’s most pressing problems. APF provides multiple grants of up to $5,000 and one $10,000 Raymond D. and Rosalee Weiss Innovative Grant for proposals in any of the following three APF priority areas:

  • Fostering mental and physical health

  • Understanding and preventing violence and prejudice to promote peace and justice

  • Supporting the sustained rebuilding of communities in the aftermath of disaster

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funding decisions are made quarterly. The next deadline is March 15.

More information is available from APF

Apply for Division 16 Travel Award

APF is accepting applications for the 2008 Paul Henkin Student Travel Award. The award provides monetary support to defray the costs of registration, lodging, and travel for student members of APA Division 16 to attend the APA annual convention. An up to $1,000 grant is provided.

Candidates should have a strong understanding of the demands of school psychology and value continuing educational development demonstrated through research, community involvement, and other relevant contributions. Employees of APA and persons receiving reimbursements from other APA sources to attend the convention are ineligible.

The deadline is April 15. For application information, visit