American Psychological Foundation funding for students and researchers

The American Psychological Foundation is a grant-making philanthropic organization affiliated with the American Psychological Association.  It offers a wide range of funding opportunities for graduate students and established researchers in psychology.  Opportunities available in 2012 are listed below.   

Scholarships, Fellowships & Dissertation Awards

AAPA APF Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellowship: $20,000 to support psychology’s efforts to benefit the Asian American and Pacific Islander community through research.

APF Graduate Students Scholarships: $1,000 to $5,000 general scholarships.

Benton-Meier Scholarships: $2,500 scholarships for neuropsychology graduate students.

Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship: $5,000 for work in stigma related to mental illness.

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships: $25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology.

F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award: $2,000 to support dissertation research on the materialistic understanding of the human mind, both empirically and theoretically.

Esther Katz Rosen Fellowships: $25,000 for work related to the psychological understanding of gifted children and youth.

Research Grants

Henry P. David Research Grant: $1,500 for work in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.

Randy Gerson Memorial Grant: $6,000 for work in the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multi-generational processes.

Lizette Peterson Homer Grant: $5,000 for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide.

Wayne F. Placek Grants: $15,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues.

Roy Scrivner Grant: $12,000 annual grant for empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay, and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay, and bisexual family therapy.

Visionary Grants: Up to $20,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs. [Prior to November 2013, the Visionary and Weiss awards were combined. They are now separate for clarity.]

The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants: $2,500 to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs. [Prior to November 2013, the Visionary and Weiss awards were combined. They are now separate for clarity.]

Travel Grants

Henry P. David Travel Grant: $1,500 for work in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.

Paul E. Henkin Travel Grant: $1,000 to defer the costs of registration, lodging, and travel for student members of APA Division 16 to attend the APA Annual Convention.

Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships: $300 travel awards for seven graduate students to present their papers at the APA Convention.

Early Career Funding & Seed Grants for Research

Pearson Early Career Grant: $12,000 to support early career psychologists to work in an area of critical social need.

Theodore Blau Early Career Award: $5,000 to honor a clinical psychologist for professional accomplishments in clinical psychology.

Culbertson Travel Grant: $1,500 to support women from developing countries who are in the early stages of their careers by providing travel funds to attend conferences in psychology.

Henry David Research Grant: $1,500 for work in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.

Division 29 Early Career Award: $2,500 to recognize promising contributions to psychotherapy.

Robert L. Fantz Award: $2,000 to support careers of promising young investigators in psychology or related disciplines.

F. J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize: $25,000 to support research that aims to advance, both empirically and theoretically, a materialistic understanding of the human mind.

Visionary Grants: Up to $20,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs. [Prior to November 2013, the Visionary and Weiss awards were combined. They are now separate for clarity.]

The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants: $2,500 to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs. [Prior to November 2013, the Visionary and Weiss awards were combined. They are now separate for clarity.]

Targeted Program Grants

Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award: $2,000 to recognize a significant career of contributions of a psychologist who is an exceptional teacher of psychology.

Mamie P. and Kenneth B. Clark Fund: This fund supports research projects intended to lead to an increased understanding of personal factors, social arrangements, social institutions and physical factors affecting the well being of disesteemed or disadvantaged persons. 

Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grants: Up to $5,000 available to enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology.

Randy Gerson Memorial Grant: $6,000 for work in the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multi-generational processes.

Joseph B. Gittler Award: $10,000 for the most scholarly contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge.

Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement: Bestowed in recognition of a distinguished career and enduring contribution to psychology.

Alexander Gralnick Investigator Prize: $20,000 to support exceptional research and mentoring accomplishments in the area of serious mental illness.

Lizette Peterson Homer Grant: $5,000 for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide.

APF Lectures at the APA Convention: APF sponsors lectures at the annual APA Convention.

Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology: $1,000 to honor an outstanding psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology.

Wayne F. Placek Grants: $15,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues.

Pre-College Grants: $20,000 to support the science and application of psychological science among talented high school students.

Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award: Recognizes a significant record of trans-Atlantic research collaboration.

Visionary Grants: Up to $20,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs. [Prior to November 2013, the Visionary and Weiss awards were combined. They are now separate for clarity.]

The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants: $2,500 to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs. [Prior to November 2013, the Visionary and Weiss awards were combined. They are now separate for clarity.]