Funding for Students
Psychology cannot thrive without nourishing our most intelligent and inquiring minds to pursue the discipline. To this end, the foundation supports a number of programs aimed at helping graduate students further their education in psychology.
Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy
$1,000 scholarship in support of dissertation research on public policy.
APF Graduate Student Scholarships
$2,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology.
APF Walter Katkovsky Scholarships
Up to nine $5,000 scholarships are offered annually for first-year students enrolled in APA designated programs in psychopharmacology.
$2,500 scholarships for neuropsychology graduate students.
Beth Rom Rymer Scholarships
Up to nine $5,000 scholarships to support training in psychopharmacology programs.
APF/Div. 49 Travel Grant
The APF Div. 49 grants support research and scholarly works that further the advancement of group psychology and group psychotherapy.
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship
$25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology.
F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
$2,000 to support dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.
Henry P. David Grants for Research and International Travel in Human Reproductive Behavior and Population Studies
$1,500 for work in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
$10,000 to support research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K-8.
Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant
$5,000 for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.
Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant
$1,500 to defer the costs of registration, lodging and travel for student members of APA Div. 16 to attend the APA Annual Convention.
Randy Gerson Memorial Grant
$6,000 for work in the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multigenerational processes.
The Randy Gerson Grant will not be offered in 2018.
Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants
$11,000 grant for empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender family therapy.
Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant
The Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant supports graduate and early career work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.
The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
$1,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs.
Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships
$300 travel awards for seven graduate students to present their papers at the APA Annual Convention.
Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
$5,000 for work in stigma related to mental illness.
Up to $20,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs.
Wayne F. Placek Grants
$10,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues.