Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

Up to $50,000 for work related to the psychological understanding of gifted children and youth.

Deadline: March 1, 2015

Sponsor: APF

Description

The Ester Katz Rosen Fund* was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “…activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Rosen Fund grants:

  • Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.
  • Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:

  • Research.
  • Pilot projects.
  • Research-based programs.
  • Projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high ability students.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $50,000.


*In November 2013, the American Psychological Foundation Board of Trustees combined the Rosen Graduate Student Fellowship, Rosen Early Career Research Grant and Pre-College Grant Program into a single program, the Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants.


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Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be affiliated with a school or education institution.
  • Hold a doctoral degree from, or be a graduate student at, an accredited university for research proposals.

Graduate students and early career psychologists (10 years or less postdoctoral) are encouraged to apply. APF also supports pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to other geographical areas and/or to other settings.

How to Apply
Applications

Apply online now.

Download the request for proposals (PDF, 372KB) for more details.

Proposal Requirements
  • Detailed proposal that makes a case for the need to be addressed; describes the proposed project, methodology and the applicant's qualifications; and includes a detailed budget and justification.
    • Format: not to exceed 7 pages (1 inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font); one paragraph abstract.
    • If questionnaires are referenced in proposals, they must be included with the application.
    • If applicable, proposals should describe “participant characteristics” in full detail.
  • Appropriate use of assessment is encouraged.
  • Current CV.
Past Recipients
2014
  • Jeffrey Bergmann, George Mason University
  • Saiying Steenbergen-Hu, PhD, and Eric Calvert, PhD, Northwestern University

Prior to 2014, the Esther Katz Rosen Funds were divided into three separate grants:

Early Career Research Grant

The early career research grant awarded up to $50,000 to a psychologist within seven years postdoctoral.

2012

Mathew McBee, PhD

Graduate Student Fellowships

Graduate student fellowships awarded up to $20,000 for a one-year fellowships.

2013
  • Chi Huang, Palo Alto University
    "Creativity and Personality in Highly Gifted Youth"
2012
  • Carlton Fong, University of Texas at Austin
2011
  • Zeb Lim, University of Kansas
2010
  • Karen E. Rambo, University of Connecticut
2009
  • Joni M. Lakin, University of Iowa
  • Kristen Peairs, Duke University
2008
  • Jill Lynn Adelson, University of Connecticut
  • Thalia Goldstein, Boston College

Pre-college Grant Program

Pre-college grants awarded up to $20,000 to support projects that support teaching high school psychology.

2012
  • Veronica Guay, Mount Wachusett Community College
2011
  • Pamela Ansburg, PhD, Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Sarah Wills, Spoon River Valley Public Schools
2010
  • Thomas P. Fitzgibbons, PhD, Martinsville City Public Schools
  • Gerardo Ramirez, University of Chicago
2009
  • Kristina Olson, PhD, Yale University
2008
  • Jill Lynn and Richard G. Trogisch, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Laura A. Rabin, PhD, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
2007
  • Timothy K. Daugherty, PhD, Winthrop University
  • Jill Lynn and Emily Leary, Precollege Psychology Programs, American Psychological Association  
  • Melanie Page, PhD, Oklahoma State University
  • Laura A. Rabin, PhD, Brooklyn College, City University of New York