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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.
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD
APF scholarships go directly to the students, helping them achieve their goals in psychology.