American Psychological Foundation
Gerson grant will explore ‘low differentiation of self'
APF has presented a $6,000 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant to Christine Paprocki for her research on people with "low differentiation of self," or difficulty separating their thoughts and feelings from those of their partners.
Paprocki, a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is using the prize to pilot an intervention that seeks to improve the relationships of people with this tendency and inform therapists about its behavior patterns, such as excessive reassurance-seeking.
The Randy Gerson Memorial Grant program awards annual grants for graduate student projects on family dynamics, couple dynamics or multigenerational concerns. The program is funded by a donation from Gerson's widow, Sylvia Shellenberger, PhD. The 2013 Gerson grant deadline is Feb. 1.
Apply for Scrivner grant for LGBT research
APF welcomes submissions for the $12,000 Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant, which funds early career research on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family psychology and therapy.
APF encourages researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences to apply. Applicants must be advanced graduate students in good standing, have an endorsement from a supervising professor and have institutional review board approval from their institution if the research involves human participants.
The application deadline is Nov. 1.
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Upcoming APF deadlines
Nov. 1: Roy Scrivner Research Grant
Nov. 1: Theodore Blau Early Career Award
Nov. 1: Theodore Millon Award
Dec. 1: Gold Medal Awards
Dec. 31: Pearson Early Career Grant
For more information on APF's funding programs, visit APF or contact Parie Kadir at (202) 336-5984.
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