American Psychological Foundation

Apply for neuropsychology scholarship

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) will award two $2,500 Benton-Meier Scholarships in neuropsychology in 2007. Applicants should submit a letter co-signed by their faculty mentor or director of training detailing research accomplishments, a budget for the proposed course of study and the purpose for which the scholarship will be used. Applications should be submitted online at APF Scholarships. The deadline is June 1. For more information, visit American Psychological Foundation.

Proposals sought for disaster relief grants

APF is accepting proposals for the 2007 Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Research and Program Grant, which will support psychology-based disaster relief programs. Up to $20,000 will be awarded to programs that:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive approach to the sustained rebuilding of communities.

  • Encourage the application of psychological science to problems arising in the aftermath of disasters and crises.

  • Implement psychological principles into innovative programs in the recovery effort.

Applicants must be affiliated with an educational institution or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, but a doctoral degree is not required. For proposal requirements, contact Idalia Ramos, APF program officer, at (202) 336-5814 or e-mail. The deadline is July 1.

Apply now for violence prevention grants

APF will award up to $20,000 in 2007 for innovative community programming to prevent and reduce violence. Proposals from psychologists as well as people without doctoral degrees and nonpsychologists will be accepted, provided proposals:

  • Encourage the transfer of psychological science with regard to violence, its prevention and community intervention strategies to applications.

  • Support the implementation of innovative community programs to prevent violence across social settings and populations, such as young adults, the elderly and domestic partners.

Applicants must be engaged in research-based program implementation. Special consideration will be given to programs that show promise for broad-based community support. For application information, visit the APF Violence page. The deadline is June 1.

Apply for graduate student scholarships

In 2007, APF will provide up to $16,000 for graduate research scholarships, which will include 11 $1,000 awards, a $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship and a $2,000 Clarence Rosecrans Scholarship.

Each department of psychology that is a member in good standing of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology may nominate up to three candidates. Students should contact their psychology department to inquire about the nomination process. Each nomination should include five copies of the application, letter of recommendation from a graduate research advisor, transcript, curriculum vitae and a brief outline of the nominee's thesis or dissertation research project. The deadline is June 15. This program is funded by APF and administered by the APA Science Directorate. For more information, contact Nicolle Singer at (202) 336-6000 or visit APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships.

Apply for APF Visionary Grants

Nonprofit organizations or individuals engaged in activities that advance psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education and human welfare may apply for APF Visionary Grants of $5,000 or less. Grants must conform to one or more of APF's funding priorities, which are:

  • Education.

  • Uncovering the connection between mental and physical health.

  • Violence prevention and intervention.

  • Responding to national and international disasters.

APF considers applications on a quarterly basis. Upcoming deadlines are July 1, Oct. 1. and Dec. 1. 

Older Women's League receives $15,000 grant

APF recently awarded a multicycle visionary grant to the Older Women's League (OWL), a nonprofit organization committed to addressing issues women face as they age. The $5,000 grant, which is renewable for three years, will support OWL's Older Americans' Mental Health Week, which includes local and national public education activities, advocacy and media outreach to raise awareness among policy-makers and the public about the prevalence and treatment of mental illness. The 2007 event will be held May 20-26. For more information, visit