Norine Johnson, PhD, Psychotherapy Research Grant (Division 29)

The annual Norine Johnson, PhD, Psychotherapy Research Grant (Division 29) provides $10,000 toward the advancement of research on psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, including type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role or impact of psychotherapists' personal characteristics on psychotherapy treatment outcomes.

Deadline: April 1, 2015

Sponsor: Division 29

Description

This grant funds research on psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, including type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role or impact of psychotherapists’ personal characteristics on psychotherapy treatment outcomes.

Program Goals 
  • Advance understanding of psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes through support of empirical research.

  • Encourage researchers with a successful record of publication to undertake research in these areas.
Funding Specifics 
  • One annual grant of $10,000.

  • Award to be paid in one lump sum to the researcher, to his or her university's grants and contracts office, or to an incorporated company. Individuals who receive the funds could incur tax liabilities.

Eligibility
  • Doctoral-level researchers.

  • Demonstrated competence in the area of proposed work.

  • IRB approval must be received from the principal investigator's institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

  • The selection committee may elect to award the grant to the same individual or research team up to two consecutive years.

  • The selection committee may choose not to award the grant in years when no suitable nominations are received.

  • Researcher must be a member of Div. 29 (Psychotherapy).

     

How to Apply
Evaluation Criteria
  • Conformance with goals listed above under "Program Goals."

  • Magnitude of incremental contribution in topic area.

  • Quality of proposed work.

  • Applicant's competence to execute the project.

  • Appropriate plan for data collection and completion of the project.

Proposal Requirements for All Proposals
  • Description of the proposed project to include title, goals, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes and dissemination plans: no more than three single-spaced pages (1-inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font).

  • CV of the principal investigator, with focus on research activities: no more than 2 single-spaced pages.

  • Timeline for execution (priority given to projects that can be completed within 2 years). 
  • Full budget and justification (indirect costs not permitted). The budget should clearly indicate how the grant funds would be spent (no more than one additional page). 

  • Funds may be used to initiate a new project or to supplement additional funding. The research may be at any stage. In any case, justification must be provided for the request of the current grant funds. If the funds will supplement other funding or if the research is already in progress please explain why the additional funds are needed (e.g., in order to add a new component to the study, add additional participants, etc.).

Additional Information
  • A full accounting of the project's income and expenses must be submitted within six months of completing the project.

  • Grant funds that are not spent on the project within two years of receipt must be returned.

  • When the resulting research is published, the grant must be acknowledged by footnote in the publication.

  • All individuals directly receiving funds from the division must complete an IRS W-9 form prior to the release of funds. A 1099 will be sent after the end of the fiscal year (Dec. 31).

Submission Process and Deadline

  • All materials must be submitted electronically.

  • All applicants must complete the grant application form, in MS Word or other text format.
    CV(s) may be submitted in text or PDF format. If submitting more than one CV, then all must be included in one electronic document/file.

  • Proposal and budget must be submitted in one file, with a cover sheet to include principle investigator's name and complete contact information (address, phone, fax, email).

Submit all required materials for proposal to Tracey A. Martin in the Division 29 Central Office. 

You will receive an electronic confirmation within 24 hours, which will provide you with an assigned application number. If you do not receive confirmation, then your proposal was no received. Please resubmit.

Questions about this program should be directed to Research Chair Cheri Marmarosh, PhD or Science and Scholarship Domain Representative Norman Abeles, PhD or Tracey A. Martin in the Division 29 Central Office.

Past Recipients
2013

Joshua Swift, PhD and Jennifer Callahan, PhD