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The American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides financial support for innovative research and programs for students and early career psychologists working to make a difference in people’s lives.
Did you know that APF...
- 1. Was founded in 1953 with $550.
- 2. Began making grants in 1974, thanks to Dr. Esther Katz Rosen, to support research and training on gifted children.
- 3. Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that grants more than $720,000 annually.
- 4. Currently has assets of approximately $16 million.
- 5. Has partnered with almost 20 other organizations.
- 6. Received a bequest from Dr. Robert L. Fantz to support psychologists working in perceptual-cognitive development.
- 7. Was only able to fund 9.3 percent of the grant applications received in 2012.
- 8. Began awarding graduate student scholarships in 1994.
- 9. Has invested more than $1.4 million for scholarships to graduate students.
- 10. Supports graduate students in child development through the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships.
- 11. Has invested more than $380,000 to address the issue of violence.
- 12. Began supporting research to increase the public's understanding of LGBT issues in 1995.
Florence L. Denmark, PhD
“APF is transformative in jump-starting the careers of talented graduate students and early career psychologists.”