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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Scholars
for Psychology Projects that Address Social Problems

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline Date:

04/01/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and international graduate students and early-career researchers affiliated with qualifying nonprofits, government agencies, or institutions for innovative projects in psychology. Funding is intended to support education, intervention, and research projects that use psychology to address 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)

Preference will be given to pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or to other settings.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178423

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

One-year grants are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

International applicants from countries that have diplomatic relations with the United States and who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply for APF funding.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

FAQs: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/grants/faqs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=apa&;

Ashawnda Fleming, Chief executive officer
afleming@apa.org

Miriam Isserow, Development director
MIsserow@apa.org

American Psychological Foundation
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

P: (202) 336-5843
F: (202) 336-5812
foundation@apa.org

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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