Funding for Students
Psychology cannot thrive without nourishing our most intelligent and inquiring minds to pursue the discipline. To this end, the Foundation supports a number of programs aimed at helping graduate students further their education in psychology. Below is a list of programs available to graduate students.
APF/COGDOP Graduate Student Scholarships: $1,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology.
Benton-Meier Scholarships: $2,500 scholarships for neuropsychology graduate students.
Henry P. David Research Grant: $1,500 for work in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.
Henry P. David Travel Grant: $1,500 for work in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship: $5,000 for work in stigma related to mental illness.
Randy Gerson Memorial Grant: $6,000 for work in the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multigenerational processes.
Paul E. Henkin Travel Grant: $1,000 to defer the costs of registration, lodging, and travel for student members of APA Division 16 to attend the APA Annual Convention.
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships: $25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology.
F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award: $2,000 to support for dissertation research oriented toward advancing a unified conception of brain and behavior, primarily — but not exclusively — in the psychophysiological area.
Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship: $10,000 to support work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults who live with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.
Roy Scrivner Memorial Grant: $12,000 annual grant for empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay and bisexual family therapy.
Esther Katz Rosen Fellowships: $20,000 for work related to the psychological understanding of gifted children and youth.
Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships: $300 travel awards for seven graduate students to present their papers at the APA Annual Convention.
Lizette Peterson-Homer Grant: $5,000 for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.
Wayne F. Placek Grants: $15,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay or bisexual issues.
Visionary Grants: up to $20,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs.
Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants: $2,500 to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs.