American Psychological Foundation

News from APF — Calls for nominations, awards and fellowships

APF is Accepting Proposals for its $10,000 Disaster Relief Grant

The grant seeks to foster resilience and healing for individuals and communities affected by disasters. Preference will be given to: 

  • Innovative research-driven pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies. 

  • Demonstration projects that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas.

Apply by Nov. 1. For more information, contact Kim Palmer Rowsome by e-mail or call (+1/202) 336-5622.

Fellowships for Child Psychology Research

APF is pleased to offer up to four $25,000 fellowships for graduate students conducting research in child psychology. The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program seeks to support scholarly work that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and learning in child psychology. To qualify for the fellowship, applicants must have achieved doctoral candidacy. In addition to the four fellowships, up to two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to runners-up.

The deadline is November 15, 2010.  For more information, visit the Koppitz Fellowship webpage.

APF Accepts 2011 Gold Medal Nominations

APF is currently accepting nominations for its 2011 Gold Medal Awards, which recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology.  Awards are presented in four categories:

  • Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology 

  • Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology 

  • Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest 

  • Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology

All awardees receive a gold medal, and an all-expense paid trip to APA’s 2011 Annual Convention in Washington, DC, where the award will be presented.

Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years or older who reside in North America.  Nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is nominated, a nomination statement that traces the nominee’s career, a current curriculum vitae and bibliography, and letters of recommendation in support of the nomination. All nomination materials should be coordinated by a chief nominator and sent in one package. There is no nomination form.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2010. Send nominations by mail to APF Gold Medal Awards, at the APF address. For more information, visit the Gold Medal Awards webpage.

Nominees Sought for Teaching Excellence

APF invites nominations for its 2011 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. The award honors a career contribution to the teaching of psychology and is named after Charles L. Brewer, PhD, whose career-long devotion and contributions to the teaching of psychology embody the purpose of the award.

Nominees must demonstrate: 

  • Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher; 

  • Development of innovative curricula and courses; 

  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or materials; 

  • Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology; and/or, 

  • Administrative facilitation of teaching; 

  • Research on teaching; 

  • Training of teachers of psychology; 

  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists.

The winner receives a plaque, $2,000, and an all-expense paid round trip to APA’s 2011 Annual Convention in Washington, DC, where the award will be presented.

The nomination deadline is December 1, 2010. For more information on this award, including nomination information, Brewer Award webpage.

Upcoming APF Deadlines

October 2010
Lizette Peterson Homer Injury Research Grant: October 1
AAPA/APF Okura Mental Health Leadership Fellowship: October 1

November 2010
Roy Scrivner Research Grants: November 1
Theodore Blau Early Career Award: November 1
Annette U. Rickel Public Policy Research Award: November 1
Theodore Millon Award: November 1
Disaster Relief Grant: November 1
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships: November 15

December 2010
Charles Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award: December 1
Gold Medal Awards: December 1
Pearson Early Career Grant: December 31

For more information about APF's funding programs, visit the APF webpage or contact Kimberly Rowsome by e-mail or by phone at (+1/202) 336-5622.