John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with APF to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically-based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.
APF will be awarding two Sparks grants in 2015, one for $18,000 and one for $10,000.
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Be a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD or PhD from an accredited university.
Be no more than ten years postdoctoral.
Two Sparks Grants Available
In 2015 APF will award two Sparks Grants: One $18,000 grant and one $10,000 grant.
Applicants may choose to apply for both grants, but are only be eligible to receive one.
Applicants must clearly specify in their budget which grant they are applying for. If applicants choose to apply for both grants, they must submit separate budgets.
Proposals will be evaluated on:
Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications.
Quality and impact of proposed work.
Innovation and contribution to the field with proposed project.
Applicant's demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work.
Detailed proposal which describes the proposed project, methodology and the applicant's qualifications; and includes a detailed budget and justification.
Two letters of support.
Submission Process and Deadline
Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School
Amy Przeworski, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
"Screening and Prevention of Anxiety & Depressive Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care"