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.
APF Graduate Student Scholarships
$1,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology.
$2,500 scholarships for neuropsychology graduate students.
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship
$25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology.
F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
$2,000 to support dissertation research oriented toward advancing a unified conception of brain and behavior.
Henry P. David Grants for Research and International Travel in Human Reproductive Behavior and Population Studies
$1,500 for work in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.
Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award
$5,000 for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.
Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant
$1,000 to defer the costs of registration, lodging and travel for student members of APA Div. 16 to attend the APA Annual Convention.
Randy Gerson Memorial Grant
$6,000 for work in the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multigenerational processes.
Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants
$12,000 grant for empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay and bisexual family therapy.
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.
The 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.
Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships
$300 travel awards for seven graduate students to present their papers at the APA Annual Convention.
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
$5,000 for work in stigma related to mental illness.
Up to $20,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs.
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.
From Grant and Scholarship Recipients:
“The Placek grants assisted my research and career tremendously. The awards allowed me to address research questions that would have been impossible to address without funding, which of course assisted in the multiple publications that arose from these projects. In addition, exploring the funded questions helped me in developing new research questions and thereby expanded and enhanced my research agenda.
Donald P. Haider Markel, PhD, Professor, University of Kansas, Department of Political Science, recipient of two APF Placek grants.
“The funding from the scholarship was incredibly important to my work because it was my largest source of dissertation related funding. Without this money, I would not have been able to collect and analyze genetic data from almost 200 women…”
Jillian M. Holm-Denoma, recipient of the Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship.
“APF has been very generous in providing money to get this study off the ground. This will allow us to take the next step to pursue federal funding from the National Institutes of Health.”