The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:
- Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being.
- Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
- Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
- Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.
One-year grants are available in amounts of up to $20,000.
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- Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).
- Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
- Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
APF will not consider the following requests for grants to support:
- Political or lobbying purposes.
- Entertainment or fundraising expenses.
- Anyone the Internal Revenue Service would regard as a disqualified group or individual.
- Localized direct service.
- Conference/workshop expenses.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
- Ana Julia Bridges, PhD, University of Arkansas
"Group Treatment with Incarcerated Female Sexual Assault Victims: Is Exposure Critical to Successful Outcomes?"
- Frances Chen, PhD, University of British Columbia
"The Scent of a Good Night's Sleep"
- Stephen Chen, PhD, Wellesley College
"Grandparent Caregiving Practices and Obesity in Chinese Immigrant Children"
- Andrea Glenn, PhD, University of Alabama
"Effects of a Positive Psychology Based Intervention on Brain Functioning in Adolescents at Risk for Violence"
- Evan Kleiman, PhD, Harvard University
"A pilot study of a smartphone-based intervention for suicidal inpatients"
- Natasha Schvey, PhD, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
"Stigma, Health, and Psychosocial Functioning among Transgender Actice Duty Service Members"
- Lindsay Sheehan, PhD, Illiniois Institute of Technology
"Developing a Strategic Disclosure Program for Suicide Attempt Survivors"
- Anna Van Meter, PhD, Yeshiva University
"Harnessing the Circadian Rhythm: Identification and Intervention Prior to the Onset of Mood Disorder"
Joel Wong, PhD, Indiana University
"A Sexual Assault Preventative Intervention for Male College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial Based on the Self-Persuasion Paradigm"
- Sachiko Donley, University of California, Irvine
"You're Stressing Me Out: Adolescent Stress Response to Evaluation from Same-Aged Peers and its Effect of Risky Decision-Making"
- Jessica Lambert, PhD, California State University, Stanislaus, and Alyssa Banford, Alliant International University
"Toward understanding the needs of widowed women after mass trauma: War and disaster in Sri Lanka"
- Rebecca Mohr, Columbia University
"An Exploration of the Behavioral and Physiological Consequences of Intersectional Invisibility Discrimination"
- Lindsay Nagamatsu, PhD, University of Western Ontario
"Uncovering Neural Signatures of Fall Risk in Older Adults"
- Cynthia Najdowski, PhD, University of Albany
"Effects of Race and Socioeconomics Status on Medical Misdiagnosis of Child Abuse"
- Ryan Shorey, PhD, Ohio University
"Examining the Efficacy of Three Interventions for Sexual Assault: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial"
- Erin Tully, PhD, Georgia State University
"The Neurobiology of Sharing Others' Happiness: A Clue to Understanding Children's Aggression?"
- Jay Van Bavel, PhD, New York University
"The Role of Distance and Speed Perception in Police Shooting Decisions: From Exploration to Intervention"
- Monnica Williams, PhD, University of Louisville
"Reducing Microaggressions and Promoting Racial Harmony"
- Dara Babinski, PhD, Penn State
"A novel social skills intervention for adolescent girls with ADHD"
- Naama de la Fontaine, PhD, Yale
"Police Response to Children Expose to Violence: The Impact of Specialized Training on The Current State of Practice"
- Arpana Gupta, PhD, UCLA
"Mind Altering Microorganisms: Sex and Race Difference in the Influence of Gut Microbiota on Brain Structures in Obese Healthy Control Subjects"
- Ryan Hill, Florida International University
"Pilot Trial of a Web-Based Program to Reduce Perceived Burdensomeness in Adolescents
- Anne Krendl, PhD, Indiana University
"The current proposal uses a neuroscience approach to identify how stigmas about mental illness affect attitudes towards mental health treatment, and how they can be reduced."
- Casey LaDuke, Drexel
"A prospective incremental validity study in an incarcerated sample"
- Scott Ross, PhD, Utah State University
"Stand for Courage: Preventing bullying and suicide in high schools using positive recognition of stand-up behavior"
- Laura Taylor, PhD, UNC Greensboro
"Daily Stressors and Positive Development among Immigrant and Refugee Youth"
- Nadav Antebi, Columbia University
"From Minority Stress to Minority Growth: Stigmatized Identity and the Development of Positive Attributes and Growth in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Populations"
- Laura Kati Corlew, PhD, East-West Center
"Relating the Psychological Recovery from Recent Disasters to Climate Change Risk Perception and Preparedness in Hawai'i and American Samoa"
- Farrah Jacquez, PhD, University of Cincinnati
"Physical and Mental Aspects of Stress and Resilience in Vulnerable Youth"
- Bernhard Leidner, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"From the Laboratory to Field-Experimental Interventions: Understanding and Improving the Justice Discourse in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Resolution"
- Timothy Nelson, PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
To understand the relationship between sleep and psychopathology in youth with significant mental health problems
- Kymberlee O'Brien, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Boston
"Transmission of Discrimination-Related Stress Reactivity and Reduction from Mother to Infant"
- Jodi Quas, PhD, University of California, Irvine
"Empathy and Altruism: Missing Pieces in the Peace Building Process"
- E. Scott Geller, PhD, Virginia Tech University
- Tamara L. Newton, PhD, University of Louisville
- David Vogel, PhD, Iowa State University
- Rezarta Bilali, PhD, University of Massachusetts-Boston
- Thao N. Le, PhD, Colorado State University
- Johanna Ray Vollhardt, PhD, Clark University
- Lisa Kiang, PhD, Wake Forest University
- E. Mark Cummings, PhD, University of Notre Dame
- Rachel Barr, PhD, Georgetown University
- Sarah Enos Watamura, PhD, University of Denver
- Alisha Ali, PhD, New York University
- Judith E. Carroll, University of Pittsburgh
- Lenny R. Vartanian, PhD, Syracuse University
- Shari Elizabeth Miles-Cohen, PhD, Women's Programs Office, American Psychological Association
- Michelle Billies, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
- Joni T. Howard, Washington State University
- Population Media Center
- S. D. Shantinath, PhD, Woman to Woman International
- Melissa I. Gebbia, PhD, Molloy College
- Beatrice Beebe, PhD, New York State Psychiatric Institute
- BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, PhD, LP, National Multicultural Conference and Summit
- Douglas C. Kimmel, PhD, AIZHIXING Institute of Health Education
- Laurie Young, PhD, Older Women's League
- Population and Development International
- Advanced Research and Training Seminars (ARTS)
- Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference of Psychology, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association
- Sam Walton, We Care Media Arts, Inc.