American Psychological Foundation
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is accepting nominations for the third biennial Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Award. The $20,000 award recognizes exceptional research and mentoring accomplishments in the area of serious mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and delusional disorder.
Nominees must have a PsyD, PhD or MD and be affiliated with an accredited college, university or research or treatment institution. Nominees must also hold a record of significant research productivity for at least eight years, provide evidence of continuing creativity in the area of serious mental illness research and have significant involvement in training and developing young investigators.
Nomination packages should contain five copies each of a curriculum vitae and a letter of nomination addressing the award criteria and describing the nominee's accomplishments, prospects for future contributions and mentoring influence; plus three photocopies of two seminal publications. Mail packages to: Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Award, APF, at the APA address. The deadline for nominations is April 15.
The award honors the late Alexander Gralnick, MD. A former president of the National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals, Gralnick received the American Psychiatric Association's 1987 Distinguished Service Award and the 1991 Service to the Mentally Ill Award from the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
For more information, visit Gralnick Award or call (202) 336-5814.
Apply for $1,500 injury prevention research grant
APF and Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) are accepting applications for the Lizette Peterson Homer Injury Prevention Research Grant. The $1,500 grant is open to students and faculty in the areas of psychology, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, social work, child development and public health to support research related to the prevention of physical injury in children and adolescents.
Proposals should be a maximum of seven single-spaced pages, including a 100-word abstract, description of the project, detailed budget, references, past relevant research and supporting faculty supervisor letter if the applicant is a student. Funds do not cover convention and meeting travel, indirect costs of the university, stipends of principal investigators or costs associated with manuscript preparation. The deadline to submit applications is April 1.
E-mail proposals to Sharon Berry, PhD. For more information, visit Peterson-Homer Grant.
--Compiled by E. Merck, I. Ramos and E. Packard