The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is accepting proposals for the 2001 Wayne F. Placek Research Grants and Small Grants programs.
The Wayne F. Placek Research Grants focus on empirical research from the behavioral and social sciences, especially those that address prejudice, discrimination and violence on the basis of sexual orientation; family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men; and subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.
Placek grant recipients will receive a maximum of $40,000 for expenses associated with the research project, including salary, equipment, supplies, travel, photocopying, postage and payment of participants. Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree, and special preference for one of the two grants will be given to early-career applicants. Studies should be completed in two years solely with the funding of the grant. The deadline for applications is March 27.
The Wayne F. Placek Small Grants for scientific research on lesbian, gay and bisexual issues awards up to $5,000 to cover expenses associated with conducting an empirical research project. Stipends of principal investigators, travel to conventions and manuscript preparation are not normally covered. Applicants should propose a study that can be completed in one year and must have a doctoral-level degree. Research involving human subjects must be approved by an institutional review board. Application materials are due Jan. 18.
Contact AFP at (202) 336-5814 for the Placek Grant Award guidelines and applications, or visit www.placekawards.org.