APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD) Grant Program

This grant is intended to support graduate student-led projects in psychology that promote mental health for LGBT individuals and/or greater understanding and awareness of LGBT topics for the psychology graduate student community.

Deadline: May 6, 2015

Sponsor: APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APAGS-CSOGD)


APAGS-CSOGD will award a $1,000 grant for a graduate student-led project that promotes mental health for LGBT individuals and/or greater understanding and awareness of LGBT topics for the psychology graduate student community. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations and programs with a focus on LGBT concerns. Funding can be used to support any aspect(s) of the project, such as printing costs, speaker fees, meeting space rental, and other materials or resources.


APAGS grants and awards are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least half time as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university. Students who join as graduate student affiliates are members of APAGS; students who are members of APA as undergraduate student affiliates, associate member or other member statuses, must change their status to graduate student affiliate prior to applying for this grant/award.

Undergraduates are not eligible to apply for these grants/awards, nor are current or former APAGS committee members, subcommittee chairs and task force chairs. In addition, former APAGS subcommittee members or ad hoc reviewers who have previously reviewed this grant are not eligible. Previous recipients of each grant/award are not eligible to apply again for a period of five years.

How to Apply
Each application must include all of the following materials:

A summary of the proposed project (not to exceed five pages single-spaced). In your summary, please include:

  • A general description of the project that contains a profile of and general duties that will be assigned to each individual and/or organization that will lead this project. Be sure to also name and describe the profile and roles of potential collaborators or co-sponsors. 
  • Motivation or rationale for the project, as well as a list of the specific components that will make up the project and the project’s expected outcomes. 
  • Information about the anticipated numbers and characteristics of the audience/participants and a brief discussion of the importance and relevance of this project for such participants. 
  • A brief timetable from implementation to completion for this project. 
  • The names, professional titles and affiliations of all potential speakers, if applicable to your project, as well as the specific proposed topic they will be speaking about. 
  • An explanation of any handouts that will be disseminated to participants, if applicable.
  • An explanation of how this project will be evaluated by organizers or another entity. 
  • A budget detailing predicted project expenses. Indicate which elements of the project this award will fund and which will be covered by in-kind or monetary donations. 

Please submit these items in one PDF file. We will not accept Word documents. Letters of recommendation are not required or expected for this grant.


Please note the online system will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the day of the deadline; all application materials must be submitted at that time. No mail submissions will be accepted. If you are not an APAGS member at the time of submission you may attach a copy of the receipt you get when you join APA/APAGS electronically as proof of your membership. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email by the deadline. Submit your application online.

Please read this carefully: Approximately two months before an application is due, you will see this specific grant/award as a choice in the drop-down menu under “Grants” in the online submission form. Do not apply until the grant is listed in this menu as your application will not be accepted. Check back periodically if you are waiting for a chance to submit. The online system will close immediately on the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. You will receive notification of your award decisions approximately two months after the due date.

Past Recipients

Elizabeth TenBrook: Iowa State University


Brooke Greene: CUNY-Grad Center


Engin Ege: University of Florida


Stacey L. Colton Meier: University of Houston


Mark Mason, Minsum Lee, Katy Dorsheimer: University of Albany


Yasmin Asvat: University of South Florida