Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.
The amount of the scholarship is $5,000. The Franks Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Violet Franks, PhD, and Cyril Franks, PhD.
Proposals will be evaluated on:
- Conformance with stated program goals.
- Quality of proposed work.
- Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and competence.
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- Graduate student in good standing at an accredited university.
- Demonstrated commitment to stigma issues.
- IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods, and anticipated outcomes (format: 5 pages; 1-inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font, single-spaced).
Detailed budget and justification.
CV, 5 pages max.
Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor.
The Franks Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Violet Franks, PhD, and Cyril Franks, PhD.
Kelly Whaling, University of California, Santa Barbara
Megan Rogers, Florida State University
Ian Stanley and Melanie Hom, Florida State University
Ruth Firmin, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Matthew Lebowitz, Yale University
Hannah Weisman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Benjamin Dickstein, Boston University
Luma Muhtadie, University of California, Berkeley
Lindsey Monteith, University of Houston
Yura Yasui, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Anne Krendl, Dartmouth College