American Psychological Foundation
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) requests proposals for Roy Scrivner Small Grants. The grants provide up to $4,000 for empirical research consistent with the Roy Scrivner Fund's goal of encouraging research on lesbian and gay family psychology and family therapy.
Funding up to $1,000 is also available for graduate student research in this area, with strong preference given to students at the dissertation stage. APF invites proposals for empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences that encourage empirical studies in the:
Challenges faced by gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in forming, defining and maintaining families.
Sources of support and resilience for lesbians, gay men or bisexual members of families.
Diversity among families led by lesbians, gay men or bisexual people, including cultural and racial diversity, socioeconomic diversity and diversity in family structure.
Clinical issues, interventions and outcomes in gay and lesbian family therapy.
Applications will be evaluated for their conceptual and methodological quality, scientific and social significance, and relevance to the goals of the Scrivner Fund. For the postdoctoral grants, the committee will consider how the grant will develop the applicant's ongoing research program on lesbian and gay family psychology and family therapy. Because of the rapid response time, no feedback can be provided to individual applicants about their proposals.
Grant recipients must agree to submit a written final report of their activities within one year of receiving funding and acknowledge the Scrivner Fund in any publications resulting from the grant.
To be eligible for the postdoctoral grant, all applicants (including co-investigators) must have a doctoral degree (i.e., PhD, PsyD, MD). For the predoctoral grant, all applicants must be graduate students and include a letter of support from their supervising professor. All research involving human subjects must have been approved by an institutional review board from the principal investigator's institution when the application is submitted.
Studies must be completed within one year. Funds will not be provided for travel to professional meetings, manuscript preparation, stipends or salary for the principal investigator or co-investigators. The award does not pay any institutional indirect costs.
For a complete list of application procedures and requirements, visit APF's Web site.
Send all completed applications by Nov. 1 to Scrivner Small Grants Program, APF, at the APA address, (202) 336-5814; e-mail. Award recipients will be notified on or after Feb. 1.
Foundation seeks applications for 2001 awards
Gold Medal Awards
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2001 Gold Medal Awards. Winners receive a gold medal, $2,000 to be donated to the charitable institution of the winner's choice, and an all-expense-paid trip for the award winner and a guest to APA's 2001 Annual Convention in San Francisco for two nights and three days. The Gold Medal Awards recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology. Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years or older residing in North America. Awards are conferred in four categories:
Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science.
Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems.
Gold Medal Award for Enduring Contribution by a Psychologist in the Public Interest recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology in the public interest.
Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.
Gold Medal Award nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is nominated and should include a nomination statement that traces the nominee's cumulative record of contribution to the purpose of the award, as well as the nominee's current vita and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are also welcome. All nomination materials should be coordinated and collected by the chief nominator and forwarded together in one package.
Send nominations by Dec. 1 to Gold Medal Awards Coordinator, APF, at the APA address, (202) 336-5814; e-mail.
Nominations sought for teaching award
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for the APF 2001 Distinguished Teaching in Psychology Award. The awardee receives a plaque, a $2,000 check and a two-night, three-day, all-expense-paid trip to APA's 2001 Annual Convention in San Francisco, where the award will be presented.
The award recognizes a career contribution to the teaching of psychology. The APF Teaching Subcommittee selects a psychologist for the award who has demonstrated:
Influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists.
Research on teaching.
Development of effective teaching methods or materials.
Development of innovative curricula and courses.
Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher.
Training of teachers of psychology.
Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology.
Administrative facilitation of teaching.
Nominations should include the nomination form, provided by APF; a statement that illustrates how the nominee fulfills the guidelines of the award; and the nominee's current vitae and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are welcome. All materials should be coordinated and collected by the chief nominator and forwarded to APF at the same time.
The deadline for receipt of materials is Dec. 1. Requests for nomination forms and completed nomination packets should be mailed to the APF Teaching Award Coordinator, at the APA address.