APF Trauma Psychology Grant

The APF Trauma Psychology Grant seeks to support innovative work to alleviate trauma.


Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation


One grant of up to $3,000 to support innovative work to alleviate trauma.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Quality, viability and potential impact of the proposed project.

  • Originality, innovation and contribution to the field of trauma. 

  • Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work. 


Applicants must:

  • Be an early career psychologist (a doctoral level psychologist who is no more than 10 years post-doctoral). 
  • Be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of trauma and trauma research.
  • Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
  • Have IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
How to Apply

Submission Process

Proposal Requirements

Please include the following sections in your proposal (no more than 7 pages; 1-inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font):

  • Description of proposed project to include goals, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes, evaluation and dissemination plans for how the results of the effort will be evaluated and reported.
  • Timeline for execution.
  • Full budget and justification.
  • CVs of all major personnel (no more than 10 pages per CV).
  • Two letters of recommendation.