David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant

Up to $7,500 to support innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders.


Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation


The David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Quality, viability and potential impact of the proposed project.
  • Originality, innovation and contribution to the field of anxiety.
  • Applicant's demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work.
  • Criticality of funding for execution of work (particularity if part of a larger funded effort).

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).
  • Be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of anxiety and anxiety research, either basic or clinical.
  • Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

How to Apply
Submission Process

Application materials must be submitted online

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Proposal Requirements

Please include the following in a single document (Not to exceed five pages, one-inch margins, 11-point Times New Roman/Garamond Font, single space):

  • Goals, relevant background/literature review
  • Methods (must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments and procedures can be evaluated)
  • Anticipated outcomes, significance and impact

Additionally, please submit the following documents:

  • Project timeline (not to exceed one page; typically, APF grants are for one year)
  • Detailed budget and justification (not to exceed one page)
  • Abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages)

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Past Recipients

Luiz Maria Garcini, PhD, Rice University
"A Biobehavioral Approach to the Mental Health of Undocumented Immigrants Transitioning into Adulthood: Context, Risk and Resilience"


Matthew Price, PhD, University of Vermont
"Evaluation of task-based methods to facilitate exposure therapy for anxiety disorders"


Lisa Jaremka, PhD, University of Delaware
"Novel links among rejection, appetite regulation, and food intake"


Katelin daCruz, Michigan State University

*The 2014 and 2015 Barlow Grant funded projects under the APF Visionary priority, “Understanding the connection between behavior and health".