Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship

$5,000 for work in stigma related to mental illness.

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Sponsor: APF

Description

The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.

The amount of the scholarship is $5,000. The Franks Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Drs. Violet and Cyril Franks.

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Eligibility
  • Full-time graduate student. 
  • Good standing at an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stigma issues. 
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
How to Apply

Proposal Requirements

  • Description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods, and anticipated outcomes (format: 5 pages; 1-inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font).

  • Budget.

  • CV.

  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor.

Submission Process

To apply, download the request for proposals (PDF, 340KB).

The Franks Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Drs. Violet and Cyril Franks.

Past Recipients
2014

Ruth Firmin, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

2013

Matthew Lebowitz, Yale University

2012

Hannah Weisman, University of California, Santa Barbara

2011

Benjamin Dickstein, Boston University

2010

Luma Muhtadie, University of California, Berkeley

2009

Lindsey Monteith, University of Houston

2008

Yura Yasui, University of Wisconsin, Madison

2007

Anne Krendl, Dartmouth College