Steven O. Walfish Grants

Up to two $2,000 grants are available to graduate students and/or early career psychologists (within 10 years of earning the doctoral degree).


Sponsors: APF ; Division 42


The Steven O. Walfish Grants supported by the Division 42 Next Generation Fund promote and support the next generation of student and early career practitioner psychologists to expand the knowledge base in the practice of psychology.

Applicants are required to submit manuscripts on clinical, practical or research innovations that address evolving standards, practices and methods in psychological practice. Topics may include population‐based practice issues, procedure or technique‐based practice issues, diagnosis‐based practice issues or service delivery models describing a practice innovation.

Grant recipients are encouraged to use the grant to attend the APA convention to present their work. The papers of the grant recipients may qualify for publication in the Div. 42 journal, Practice Innovations.

Winner(s) will receive a one‐year free membership to Div. 42.


Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate student or an early career psychologist.

  • Submit a manuscript that has not been previously published.

How to Apply

Proposal Requirements

  • Current CV.
  • Manuscripts must conform to the "APA Publication Manual" style.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Request for proposals (PDF, 435KB)

Submission Process and Deadline

Submit a completed application online by Sept. 30, 2017.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals. Questions about this program should be directed to Erin Carney, program officer.