Small Grants for Program Development of National Psychology Associations

The overall goal of this award is to contribute to the development of psychology around the globe by providing funds to support the development of national psychology associations.

Deadline: March 1, 2015; September 1, 2015

Sponsor: APA Office of International Affairs

Description

The overall goal of this award is to contribute to the development of psychology around the globe by providing funds to support the growth and development of national psychology associations to either:

  • Support or partially support an educational or training program organized under the auspices of the national psychology organization.
  • Support directly the growth or development of the national psychology organization.

The funding pool is $5,000 U.S. annually. Typical awards range from $500 to $1,500.

Eligibility

National psychology organizations outside the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to psychology organizations that are both:

  • In developing or low-income countries.
  • Broadly representative of psychologists in their country or region.
How to Apply

Applications

Formal applications should provide the information indicated below. Applicants’ organizations are encouraged to contact the Office of International Affairs prior to submitting an application via email if they would like to discuss proposed ideas or request further information.

Funding

Applications for funding should provide the following:

  • A cover letter on the organization’s letterhead stationery introducing the purpose of the application (maximum of 1 page).

Educational or Training Program

If requesting support for an educational or training program, the application should include an attachment with the following information (maximum of 2 pages):

(a) Name and contact information of the applicant organization.
(b) Description of the organization, including its mission statement, and a brief historical background of the organization.
(c) Name of the education or training program.
(d) Overview of objectives of the training program.
(e) Description who in the organization will organize and carry out the program or event.
(f) Organization’s total budget, as well as the estimated budget needed for the training program.
(g) Any additional information about the training event.

National Psychology Organization

If requesting support for the growth or development of a national psychology organization, the application should include an attachment with the following information: (maximum of 2 pages).

(a) Name and contact information of the applicant organization.
(b) Description of the organization, including its mission statement and a brief historical background of the organization.
(c) Overview of developmental goals of the national psychological organization.
(d) Description of the developmental program.
(e) Description of who in the organization will organize and carry out the developmental program.
(f) Organization’s total budget, as well as the estimated budget needed for the developmental program.
(g) Any additional information about the developmental program.

For Both

Plan for evaluation of the training or developmental program (i.e., what data can be collected to evaluate the success of this project?) (maximum 1 page).

Applicant organizations must agree to provide to APA a summary report of the outcomes of the training program, or developmental program within one month of completion of the project.

CIRP criteria for evaluation of proposals

  1. Application comes from a national psychological association. 

  2. Quality of the information for items 2b-2g above, or 3b-3g above. 

  3. Estimates number of people impacted. 

  4. Clear method to evaluate the project and important outcomes of the project.

The application form and supporting materials may be sent in electronic or paper format.

For electronic submissions

Please send supporting documents as email attachments in MS Word or PDF format. Each file must be labeled with the organization’s name and document type (e.g., orgname-event-budget.doc). Please put "National Organization Grant" in the email subject line. Send submission to the APA International Office.

For paper submissions

Please send all documents in one package to:

Sally Leverty
National Psychology Organization Program
APA Office of International Affairs
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC, 20002-4242, USA