American Psychological Foundation

Bringing psychology to high schools

Through its Pre-College Psychology Grant Program, APF will grant up to $20,000 to support programs that promote psychology as a science at the high school level. The program provides financial support for efforts aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in the secondary schools.

Proposals must focus on supplying education for talented high school students. Applicants must be educational institutions or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or affiliated with such organizations. The deadline is May 1. For application information, visit the American Psychological Foundation.

Nominate an exceptional clinical health psychologist

APF is looking for psychologists with an outstanding commitment to the field of clinical health psychology to honor with the $3,000 Timothy Jeffrey Award, made possible by Louise Jeffrey, PhD, to honor her late husband, Timothy Jeffrey, PhD.

The award recognizes an outstanding commitment by a full-time provider of direct clinical services to the health psychology field. Nominees must spend a minimum of 15 to 20 hours a week in direct, face-to-face patient care, in assessment or therapy, in individual or group settings. Applicants must be fully licensed and members of APA and Div. 38 (Health). Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline is May 1. For nomination information, visit Health Psychology Web site.

Graduate students: Apply for a stigma research scholarship

APF seeks proposals for graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. APF will award its $5,000 Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship to a graduate student in psychology who is enrolled full time and in good standing at an accredited university. The deadline is May 15. Applicants are required to submit a proposal, letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser and curriculum vitae online at APF grants. For more information, visit Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship.

—J. Clark

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For more information about APF’s funding programs, visit the American Psychological Foundation or contact Kim Palmer Rowsome by e-mail or (202) 336-5622.