Money Matters

The nonprofit American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides numerous awards and grants, listed at, to advance the science and practice of psychology. Those offered to graduate students include:

  • The APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships, which include a $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship for the top applicant, a $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship for the second place applicant and up to 11 $1,000 runners-up scholarships.

  • The Arthur Benton and Manfred Meier Neuropsychology Scholarships, two annual $2,500 scholarships for neuropsychology graduate students with financial need.

  • The Henry P. David Awards for Research and International Travel in Human Reproductive Behavior and Population Studies, which support young psychologists with a demonstrated interest in behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or population concerns. Applicants may apply for one or both $1,500 awards.

  • The Robert L. Fantz Memorial Award for Young Psychologists, which supports the careers of promising young investigators in psychology or related disciplines through a $2,000 grant, presented to the awardee's institution on his or her behalf to be used for equipment purchases, travel or computer resources.

  • The Randy Gerson Memorial Grant for Couple/Family/Multigenerational Processes, which offers $5,000 to advance the systemic understanding of couple or family dynamics and multigenerational processes, with preference given to projects using or contributing to Bowen family systems or advancing the work of Randy Gerson, PhD. Awards are given in alternating years to students and professionals.

  • The Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Award offers up to $1,000 to student members of APA Div. 16 (School) to defer the costs of registration, lodging and travel to attend the APA Annual Convention.

  • The Todd E. Husted Memorial Dissertation Award of $1,000 is given annually to the applicant whose dissertation contributes most to the development of improved outreach and delivery of mental health services.

  • The Elizabeth Munsterburg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Fellowships offer up to three $20,000 fellowships to graduate students in child psychology, plus travel funds to attend the Koppitz Pre-convention Workshop at the APA convention. Up to five runners-up receive travel stipends to attend the workshop and other conferences in child psychology.

  • The Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant offers $1,500 to an individual whose psychosocial research focuses on injuries to children and young adults through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.

  • The Esther Katz Rosen Grant for Research and Programs on Giftedness in Children offers as many as three scholars grants of up to $25,000 per year for a maximum of three years for the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.

  • The Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants include up to two $1,000 grants for predoctoral research on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and family therapy.

-L. Winerman