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.


Sponsor: APF


The APF Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation 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: 

  • 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)

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Applicants must:

  • 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.
Institutional Review Board approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
How to Apply

Apply online now.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Proposal Requirements 

Please include the following in a single document (Not to exceed three pages, one-inch margins, 11-point Times New Roman/Garamond Font, single space):

  • Goals, relevant background/literature review
  • Methods (must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments and procedures can be evaluated) 
  • Anticipated outcomes, significance and impact
Additionally, please submit the following documents:
  • Project timeline (not to exceed one page; typically, APF grants are for one year)
  • Detailed budget and justification (not to exceed one page)
  • Abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages)
APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.
  • Applicants affiliated with a nonprofit must attach the organization’s IRS determination letter certifying nonprofit status.
Past Recipients

Kelly Elizabeth Moore, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
“Understanding and Reducing Stigma-related Barriers to Treatment Compliance Among People with a Criminal Record and Substance Use Problems”


Tierney Kyle Lorenz, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
"Arousal and Immune Response in Women taking Hormonal Contraceptives (AIR-HC)”


Erica Musser, PhD, Florida International University
"Emotional Reactivity, Regulation, and Reward in Child ADHD and Obesity"


Margaret Sibley, PhD, Florida International University


Jessica Levenson, PhD, University of Pittsburgh


Rachel Barr, PhD, Georgetown University


Joanna C.M. Cole, PhD, Boston Medical Center


Lauren Cattaneo, PhD, George Mason University


Susan V. Opotow, PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York


Robin R. Chang, University of Lincoln, Nebraska


APF-ADA Diabetes Project


David A. Sbarra, PhD, University of Arizona


Michael Inzlicht, PhD, New York University