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 foundation@apa.org. For more information, visit the APF Web site at www.apa.org/apf. The winner will be announced on or after Dec. 1.