American Psychological Foundation
APF grants for LGB research top $80,000
In 2004, APF granted more than $80,000 in research funds to understand lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) issues and prevent homophobia. The funds are part of APF's 2004 Wayne F. Placek Research Grants program, which promotes increased public understanding of homosexuality.
Since APF received the bequest in 1993, the foundation has given more than $631,000 to LGB research.
Here are this year's Placek recipients:
Jessica Fields, PhD, received $4,996 for her proposal, "Peer Sexuality Education and Same-Sex Attracted and Queer Youth," which will examine peer sexuality education's potential to help LGB youth achieve and maintain healthy sexual lives.
Thomas Mark Lampinen, PhD, received $4,300 for his proposal, "A Prospective Cohort Study of Queer Bashing in Vancouver, British Columbia," which is a prospective study of LGB denigration and harassment in a diverse community-recruited cohort of 614 gay and bisexual men between the ages of 18 and 30 who were followed between 1996 and 2003 in Vancouver.
Glenn I. Roisman, PhD, received $30,000 for his proposal, "Developmental Foundations of Gay and Lesbian Relationships," which will examine how gay men's and lesbians' childhood experiences with caregivers relate to their behavioral, physiological and subjective emotional experiences in their committed adult partnerships.
Joe N. Rollins, PhD, received $30,000 for his proposal, "The Language of Love," which will track and examine the texts of legislative debates and legal rulings related to same-sex marriage in the United States.
Sharon Scales Rostosky, PhD, received $1,600 for her proposal, "Interracial Same-Sex Couples: Negotiating the Role of Race in Relationships," which will examine the relationship challenges of interracial same-sex couples and the coping strategies they use.
Esther D. Rothblum, PhD, received $5,000 for her proposal, "Three-Year Follow-Up of Lesbian and Gay Male Couples in Civil Unions, Their Same-Sex Friends Without Civil Unions, and Married Heterosexual Siblings," which will examine variables that predict later relationship satisfaction, whether civil union couples will be closer to their families over time, and factors that predict relationship termination.
Leo Wilton, PhD, received $5,000 for his proposal, "Aging Sociocultural Factors, and Mental Health in Black Gay Men and Lesbians," which will examine how sociocultural factors moderate the relationship between quality of life and mental health in a community-based sample of 200 black gay men and lesbians who are 50 years old and older.
For more information about the 2005 Placek grants visit www.apa.org/apf.
APF and Div. 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) seek nominations for the Henry Hécaen and Manfred Meier Neuropsychology Scholarships. Both scholarships are one-year, $2,500 grants for graduate students who show promise or achievement in their scholarly and research activities.
To apply, send a letter documenting your scholarly or research accomplishments, your need for the financial award and what it will be used for. The letter should be co-signed by your faculty mentor or director of training after he or she has certified the accuracy of the information. Send seven copies of the letter and any supporting materials, such as a copy of the cited scholarly or research work, to Shana Hawkins, APF Program Coordinator, Hécaen and Meier Scholarships, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address. The application deadline is June 1.
APF is seeking nominations for a grant of up to $10,000 offered by the Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Fund.
The grant supports innovative scholarly work and psychology programs that advance the science and practice of psychology and improve human welfare. The fund gives preference to proposals that will examine violence prevention or the relationship between physical and mental health.
To apply, applicants must be doctoral-level researchers engaged in scientific study or program implementation in psychology. The application should include the following items typed in a 12-point font:
A four- to six-page project proposal, including a one-page overview with a one-paragraph abstract, a one-page summary of what the funding will provide to the project and a brief summary of the project's potential impact on the specific field within psychology or on delivery of services.
A detailed research program description of no more than three pages that includes how the project fits with the author's current or future research, as well as prior research or programmatic efforts and plans for future development.
A one-page timeline including the applicant's accomplishments and activities and responsibilities for the proposed project.
A one-page budget that lists expenditures by category and explains why they are needed to complete proposed activities.
The applicant's curriculum vitae.
Send all the materials to APF in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Applicants should mail a copy of the Institutional Review Board's approval for the proposed research directly to APF at the APA address. The deadline is April 15. The awards will be announced in July.
For more information contact APF at the APA address; phone: (202) 336-5843; e-mail.
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