Degree In Sight

Students seeking money to fund their study of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) topics can find support through American Psychological Foundation (APF) research awards and grants.

  • APF offers the annual Roy Scrivner Research Grants, which provide two $1,000 grants to graduate students for research on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and therapy. Students must have a letter of support from their supervising professor. The foundation offers a doctoral-level psychologist up to $10,000 to conduct research in this field. Scrivner applications are due Nov. 1.

  • APF's Wayne F. Placek Large Research Grants and Small Research Grants offer up to $50,000 to support research that increases the public's understanding of LGB individuals. Only doctoral-level psychologists are eligible. For these grants, APF encourages research proposals that address prejudice, discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation; family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men; and underrepresented subgroups of the lesbian and gay population. The Placek grants include two large research grants of up to $50,000 and two small research grants of up to $5,000. Proposals for the large research grants are due March 11. The 2006 deadline is March 10. Small research grants are due Jan. 25, 2006.

For application forms, eligibility information and grant guidelines for all awards, visit the APF website.

-M. GREER