American Psychological Foundation
Chicago psychologist Barbara Golden, PhD, a member of the American Psychological Foundation (APF) Advancement Committee, offered a $20,000 challenge grant to APF. Her challenge: If APF raised $40,000 by the end of 2006, Golden would donate $10,000 to the foundation, and if APF raised $30,000 by the end of April 2007, she would give another $10,000. APF is on its way to meeting the second half of her challenge.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for donors to maximize the value of their contributions," says APF President Dorothy Cantor, PsyD.
Golden supports APF's work in violence prevention and intervention, one of the foundation's signature grants programs, and wants to inspire others to give for this cause. She contributed $20,000 to APF's Campaign for a New Era and hosted a fundraising dinner for APF at her home. Golden also serves on the Board of Directors for the Raymond F. Kravis Center of the Performing Arts Inc. in West Palm Beach, Fla.
For more information, contact APF Director Elisabeth Straus via e-mail.
Nominate a colleague for the Levinson Award
APF requests nominations for the 2007 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Consulting Organizational Psychology.
The foundation bestows the $5,000 annual award on an APA member who has demonstrated exceptional ability to integrate and apply psychological theories so leaders may create more effective, healthy and humane organizations.
Self-nominations are accepted. The deadline for nominations is March 15. Submit a letter of nomination addressing the nominee's record of accomplishment and a curriculum vitae to APA APF Grants.
Call for applications for 2007 Gerson grant
APF requests applications for the 2007 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, which provides $5,000 to a graduate student to advance the systemic understanding of couple dynamics, family dynamics and multigenerational processes. A strong preference will be given to projects using or contributing to Bowen family systems theory or furthering the work of Randy Gerson, PhD.
Applications should include a statement of the proposed project; rationale for how the project meets the goals of the fund; budget; statement about how the results of the project will be disseminated; and two letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae and an official transcript.
The application deadline is Feb. 1. All materials must be submitted electronically via APA APF Grants.
Proposals sought for LGBT research
APF requests proposals for the 2007 Wayne F. Placek Grant. These grants support scientific research that increases the general public's understanding of homosexuality and aims to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and be affiliated with a college, university or research institution. Grants are given in two categories:
• Large Grants: Applications for the large grants should propose new studies that can be completed in two years solely with the level of funding provided by the grant. Up to $65,000 may be requested for any expenses associated with conducting an empirical research project. The grant does not pay institutional indirect costs.
Special preference for one of the two grants will be given to applicants who have completed their doctorates within the previous seven years. The deadline is March 9.
• Small Grants: This program awards up to $5,000 for a new study that can be completed in one year solely with the level of funding provided by the grant. The grant does not pay institutional indirect costs. The deadline is Jan. 31.
Applications for both grants must conform to the APF Placek Grant Award guidelines, available at www.apa.org/apf/placek.html.
Submit proposals for research on gifted children
APF requests proposals for the 2007 Esther Katz Rosen Grants, which provide up to $25,000 per year for three years for research on and programs for gifted children. Renewed funding is contingent upon the submission of an interim progress report and availability of funds. APF offers grants for:
• New scholars seeking to pursue research in the psychology of giftedness.
• Established scholars who would like to begin pursuing work in this field.
• Graduate students who have passed their qualifying exams and who are working with an established scholar in the area of giftedness.
APF will give special consideration to projects that are innovative and can become self-supporting or lead to external funding.
The application deadline is Feb. 15. To apply, submit a four- to six-page proposal, curriculum vitae and IRB approval online at APA APF Grants. Graduate student applicants must also submit recommendations from a graduate adviser and department chair or director of graduate studies. For complete application guidelines, visit APF's Web site or call (202) 336-5814.
-Compiled by M. Nwigwe, I. Ramos and E. Packard