June 2005 Announcements

Husted Award Deadline September 15; Apply for a Scrivner Research Grant; Apply for Koppitz Child Psychology Fellowship

Husted Award Deadline September 15

APF and APA’s Science Directorate invite proposals for the 2005 Todd E. Husted Memorial Dissertation Award. The $1,000 award supports dissertation research on mental illness services with great potential to improve services for those with severe and persistent mental illnesses by, for example:

  • Developing interventions that prevent the deterioration, homelessness and premature deaths of those with serious mental illness

  • Improving the medication and treatment compliance of those with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder

  • Improving the identification, diversion and treatment of people who enter the criminal justice system as a result of their mental illness

  • Educating professionals in the criminal justice system about the role of serious mental illnesses in the behavior of mentally ill offenders

  • Increasing access to and use of services and support for the most treatment-resistant and severely mentally ill individuals.

The application deadline is September 15. Applications will be accepted beginning July 1. Applications must include a cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and career plans, a summary of dissertation research and proposed use of funds, a vitae and a letter of recommendation.

Apply for a Scrivner Research Grant

APF is accepting applications for the 2006 Roy Scrivner Research Grants, which promote research on lesbian, gay, and bisexual family psychology and therapy. The Scrivner Fund provides one postdoctoral grant of up to $10,000 and two $1,000 graduate student grants, with preference given to dissertation candidates. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the postdoctoral research award, including co-investigators, must have a doctoral degree. Applicants for the student grants must be enrolled in a graduate program and have a letter of support from their supervising professor. An institutional review board from the principal investigator’s institution must approve all research involving human subjects.

The application deadline is November 1, 2005. Application guidelines are available from APA APF grants or For more information, contact or (202) 336-5843.

Apply for Koppitz Child Psychology Fellowship

Graduate students can now apply for one of three $20,000 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships to support graduate studies in child psychology in 2006 and 2007.

The Koppitz fellowships aid child psychology scholarship on such topics as developmental psychopathology and child-clinical, school, pediatric, developmental and educational psychology. Consideration will be given to psychological research that breaks new ground or creates significant new understandings that facilitate the development and/or functioning of children and youth.

The award includes travel costs to attend a pre-conference workshop for Koppitz graduate fellows in conjunction with APA’s 2007 Annual Convention in San Francisco, California, August 16-19, and other conferences as funds allow. APF will also award $4,000 travel stipends to runners-up.

Graduate students who have achieved doctoral candidacy are eligible to apply. Students can apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but proof of having advanced to doctoral candidacy is required before funding will be released.

The selected fellows’ institutions must provide a tuition waiver. Institutions may nominate only one applicant each year (APF will not accept nominees from separate departments or programs within the same university). Financial support will extend from September 1, 2006, to August 31, 2007. Results or progress of the research should be presented the following year at the pre-convention workshop.

Applications are due November 15, 2005. Recipients will be announced on or after February 15. For complete application guidelines, visit the APF website. For more information, contact or (202) 336-5843.