Foundation News

APF is seeking applicants for awards, grants and scholarships.

New Dissertation Award Offered on Work in Behavioral or Brain Science

APF is seeking applications for the $2,000 F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research on the materialistic understanding of the human mind, both empirically and theoretically. The research may address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods.  Proposed research may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).

The deadline is June 1. For eligibility requirements and more information, please visit the Grants page.


Funding for Neuropsychology Graduate Students

APF seeks applications for its two $2,500 Benton-Meier Scholarships in neuropsychology. Applicants must show a record of achievement that will lead to a promising career.

The deadline is June 1. For more information, visit the Benton-Meier Neuropsychology Scholarships page.


Second Annual Joseph B. Gittler Award

The Joseph B. Gittler Award is given each year for the most scholarly contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge. The $10,000 award will be given a scholar whose body of work or whose individual work is of such consequence to have transformed the field of psychology. Scholars are invited to apply. Self nominations are welcome.

The deadline is June 1. For more information, visit the Joseph B. Gittler Award page.


Preventing Violence

APF is offering up to $20,000 for projects that seek to encourage the transfer of psychological science with regard to violence and its prevention and support the implementation of innovative community programs aimed at preventing violence.

APF strongly encourages programs with a strong foundation in research and those that have, or show promise for, broad-based community support.

The deadline is June 1. For application information, visit the Violence Prevention and Intervention Grant page.


Graduate Research Scholarships Available

APF is accepting applications for the 2009 APF/COGDOP graduate research scholarships. Scholarships available include the $5,000 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship, the $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship, the $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship, and ten $1,000 scholarships.

Students should contact their psychology department to inquire about the nomination process.

The deadline is June 15. For additional information, visit the APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships page.


Apply for Grant to Prevent Injuries in Children

APF is accepting applications for the 2009 $5,000 Lizette Peterson Homer Grant, which supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents (including non-intentional and intentional injuries). Types of research projects related to childhood injuries are those that are published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, although innovative projects are also encouraged.

Students and faculty are eligible to apply.

The deadline is October 1. For more information, visit the Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant page.


APF Lectures at the APA Convention

Friday, August 7

Arthur W. Staats Lecture on Unifying Psychology, 10:00 – 10:50 AM; Bruce Overmier, PhD, The psychological clinic and the animal laboratory: Strange bedfellows or natural allies

Lynn Stuart Weiss Lecture on the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 11:00 – 11:50 AM; Jonathan Turley, JD, Criminal Minds and Means: Law, Psychology, and Morality in the Twenty-First Century

Esther Katz Rosen Lecture on Gifted Children/Adolescents, 12:00 – 12:50 PM; Nancy Andreasen, PhD, The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius

William Bevan Lecture on Psychology and Public Policy, 1:00 – 1:50 PM; Gary Wells, PhD, Psychological Science and Legal Policy: Lessons from the Eyewitness Research Area

Saturday, August 8

Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award Address, 2:00 – 2:50 PM; William Buskist, PhD, College Teaching and Its Functions: An Inquiry into Pedagogical Meaning and Purpose

Spielberger EMPathy Symposium, 3:00 – 3: 50 PM; Margaret M. Bradley, PhD, Natural Selective Attention in Motivational Processes, David A. DeSteno, PhD, Egoism vs. Altruism in the Moral Mind: Empathy and Compassion as a Case in Point, and James O. Prochaska, PhD, Demoralized, Denial, Doubt, and Deciding: Empathy at each Stage of Change

Grants and Scholarships Discussion, 4:00 – 4:50 PM; Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, and Elisabeth Straus

Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology, 5:00 – 5:50 PM; Barbara Romberg, PhD, Give an Hour: Shifting Our Nation’s View of Mental Health and Psychological Care