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The American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides financial support for innovative research and programs for students and early career psychologists working to make a difference in people’s lives.

 

Did you know that APF...

  • 1 Was founded in 1953 with $550.
  • 2 Began making grants in 1974, thanks to Dr. Esther Katz Rosen, to support research and training on gifted children.
  • 3 Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that grants more than $720,000 annually.
  • 4 Currently has assets of approximately $16 million.
  • 5 Has partnered with almost 20 other organizations.
  • 6 Received a bequest from Dr. Robert L. Fantz to support psychologists working in perceptual-cognitive development.
  • 7 Was only able to fund 9.3 percent of the grant applications received in 2012.
  • 8 Began awarding graduate student scholarships in 1994.
  • 9 Has invested more than $1.4 million for scholarships to graduate students.
  • 10 Supports graduate students in child development through the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships.
  • 11 Has invested more than $380,000 to address the issue of violence.
  • 12 Began supporting research to increase the public's understanding of LGBT issues in 1995.

Spotlight

Susan E. Dutch, PhDSusan E. Dutch, PhD

Dutch will fund research on early-onset schizophrenia in memory of her brother.