APA offers start-up funding for ethnic minority programs in psychology

The Public Interest Directorate of the American Psychological Association will offer small grants in 2011 that provide start-up funding for innovative projects aimed at enhancing the involvement of members of ethnic minority groups in psychological science, practice, and education.  The grant program, known as CEMRRAT (for APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology), has five major goals:

(a) promote and improve multicultural training in psychology

(b) increase ethnic minority faculty recruitment and retention in psychology

(c) increase ethnic minority student recruitment, retention and graduation in psychology

(d) provide national leadership for diversity and multiculturalism in education, science, and human services

(e) promote data collection, research, and evaluation on ethnic minority recruitment, retention, education, graduation, and training

Eligible applicants for these grants are state psychological associations, APA divisions, departments/schools of psychology, APA boards and committees, other entities of organized psychology, and individuals. Applicants must be APA members at the time funds are awarded.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until available funds are exhausted.  Further information can be found on the CEMRRAT Grants webpage or by contacting the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (202-336-6029).