LGBT Research Support and Awards

  • Distinguished Student Contribution
    For graduate students in psychology for research into psychological issues of importance to gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, groups or communities.

  • The Matthew W. Scholarship Award for FtM Research
    Division 44 award to students who are making distinguished contributions to the interests, goals and purposes of Division 44 in the area of transgender and/or genderqueer research for female-to-male individuals ($200).

  • Roy Scrivner Research Small Grant Award
    Supports empirical research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay and bisexual family therapy.

  • Transgender Research Award
    Division 44 award for psychological research that addresses transgender issues ($500). This award is given at the APA Convention.

  • Small Research Grants Program
    The Williams Institute

  • Wayne F. Placek Award
    Encourages scientific research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations.

Measurement and Assessment

Non-APA Program Announcements, Research Grants and Scholarships

  • NIH Invites Broad Range of Research on LGBTI Health
    On Feb. 23, 2012, the National Institutes of Health released three program announcements entitled Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations that will be in effect for three years from May 5, 2012 to May 8, 2015. These announcements are the broadest and clearest solicitations for research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex populations that NIH has ever issued. Although no particular funds are associated with these program announcements (as is the case for most NIH program announcements), they represent commitments by the sponsoring institutes to seriously consider grant applications on LGBTI health topics for funding.

    NIH Program Announcements (Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations)

           R01 — regular grants 

           R03 — small grants 

           R21 — exploratory/developmental grants

  • Lesbian Health Fund Call for Submissions
    The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is accepting proposals for research on lesbian health until May 15 for the current application cycle. The Fund is especially interested in research to address the diversity of sexual minority women's communities, studies of health promotion and health improvement in lesbian and bisexual women, studies that are potentially publishable and studies that are conducted as first steps toward larger grant applications.

  • Point Foundation LGBT Scholarships
    Point Foundation provides scholarships, mentorship, leadership training and hope for undergraduate and graduate students of merit who have been marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

  • The Spring Clara Mayo Grants Program
    The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters' theses or predissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master's program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.