Raising support for students and early career psychologists with the Campaign to Transform the Future
The American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) Campaign to Transform the Future is ensuring that psychology will help prevent violence, eliminate prejudice, reduce stigma and combat other societal problems.
APF started its campaign with a goal of raising at least $5 million to increase the foundation’s capacity to fund students and early career psychologists working on cutting-edge issues. Currently, APF is forced to turn away a large number of students as it is only able to fund 9 percent of the applications it receives, leaving many research questions unexplored and unanswered.
The campaign’s success will also help fund psychologists who make insights leading to important societal and behavioral changes; increase support for outstanding graduate students who can no longer rely on state, national or university scholarships and aid; make grants to early career psychologists for innovative pilot projects; and expand the discipline’s knowledge base with the best and brightest psychologists.