The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is seeking proposals for next year's prize for research-based programs on violence prevention and intervention. Applicants may request up to $20,000. With the grant, the APF trustees hope to:
Encourage the application of psychological science to understanding and preventing violence.
Support innovative community programs aimed at preventing violence in social settings, such as young adult populations, elder abuse, domestic abuse, hate crimes and sexual assault.
Provide seed money for promising interventions proposed by community-based organizations or provide funding for established community programs that have been successful.
Applicants must be psychologists with doctoral degrees who are involved with a research-based program related to violence prevention. Special consideration will be given to programs with a strong research foundation and those that have, or show promise for, broad-based community support. Applicants may request up to $20,000. The submission deadline is Aug. 12. Applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the APF Web site at www.apa.org/apf. The winner will be announced on or after Dec. 1.