APF is a grant-making foundation that funds early career psychologists and graduate students using psychology to solve important problems and improve people's lives.

APF makes grants in the following areas

  • Applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g. serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged).

  • Preventing violence.

  • Understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity).

  • Understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status).

  • Treating serious mental illness.

  • Studying gifted children and adolescents.

  • Examining human reproductive behaviors.

  • Exploring child psychology.