Foundation News

The American Psychological Foundation seeks nominees for prizes, grants and fellowships.

Fellowships for Child Psychology Research

APF is pleased to offer up to four $25,000 fellowships for graduate students conducting research in child psychology.  The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program seeks to support scholarly work that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and learning in child psychology.  To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must have achieved doctoral candidacy.  In addition to the four fellowships, up to two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to runners-up.

The deadline is November 15, 2009.  For more information, visit here.


Nominate a Colleague for $50,000 Cummings PSYCHE Prize

The 2010 Cummings PSYCHE Prize will recognize an individual whose career has expanded the role of the psychologist as a primary care provider working side-by-side with primary care physicians in organized systems of healthcare delivery. 

Nominees for the $50,000 prize must be licensed practicing psychologists with a minimum of ten years of experience.  They must work in an integrated primary care setting and be involved in a comprehensive medical setting rather than in a specialized program dealing with one disease or issue.  Nominees must demonstrate a record of past accomplishment as well as future plans to expand the acceptance of psychologists as behavioral care providers working directly with physicians in primary healthcare systems. 

The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2009.  For more information, visit here.


APF Accepts 2010 Gold Medal Nominations

APF is currently accepting nominations for its 2010 Gold Medal Awards, which recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology.  Awards are presented in four categories:

­Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology

Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology

Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest

Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology

All awardees receive a gold medal, and an all-expense paid trip to APA’s 2010 Annual Convention in San Diego, where the award will be presented.

Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years or older who reside in North America.  Nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is nominated, a nomination statement that traces the nominee’s career, a current curriculum vitae and bibliography, and letters of recommendation in support of the nomination.  All nomination materials should be coordinated by a chief nominator and sent in one package.  There is no nomination form.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2009.  Send nominations by mail to APF Gold Medal Awards, at the APF address.  For more information, visit here.


Nominees Sought for Teaching Excellence

APF invites nominations for its 2010 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. The award honors a career contribution to the teaching of psychology and is named after Charles L. Brewer, PhD, whose career-long devotion and contributions to the teaching of psychology embody the purpose of the award.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher;

  • Development of innovative curricula and courses;

  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or materials;

  • Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology; and/or,

  • Administrative facilitation of teaching;

  • Research on teaching;

  • Training of teachers of psychology;

  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists.

The winner receives a plaque, $2,000, and an all-expense paid round trip to APA’s 2010 Annual Convention in San Diego, where the award will be presented.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2009. For more information on this award, including nomination information, visit here.


Upcoming APF Deadlines

October 2009
Lizette Peterson Homer Injury Research Grant: October 1

November 2009
AAPA APF Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellowship: November 1
Roy Scrivner Research Grants: November 1
Theodore Blau Early Career Award: November 1
Annette U. Rickel Public Policy Research Award: November 1
Theodore Millon Award: November 1
Counseling Psychology Grants: November 1
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships: November 15

December 2009
Charles Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award: December 1
Gold Medal Awards: December 1
Cummings PSYCHE Prize: December 1
Wundt-James Transatlantic Psychology Award: December 15

For more information about APF's funding programs, visit here or contact Kimberly Rowsome, by e-mail or (202) 336-5622.