Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize

$20,000 to support exceptional research and mentoring accomplishments in the area of serious mental illness.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Sponsor: APF

Description

The $20,000 grant supports “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and paranoia (delusional disorder).

The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.

The APF Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize recognizes “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder). The prize was established to honor the late Alexander Gralnick, MD, and to reflect the breadth of his accomplishments and contributions in the field of serious mental illness. Dr. Gralnick was a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he received the American Psychiatric Association’s Distinguished Service Award and the Service to the Mentally Ill Award of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The prize aims to carry on Dr. Gralnick’s legacy by facilitating research by doctoral-level investigators in the area of serious mental illness.

Goals:

  • To encourage psychologists to assume a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness.

  • To encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in this field.

  • To provide funding for recipients to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses.

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Eligibility
  • A doctoral degree and a record of significant research productivity in the area of serious mental illness.

  • A record of significant involvement in training and development of younger investigators.

  • An affiliation with an accredited college, university or other research/treatment institution.

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

Nomination Materials

Please submit the following:

  • A letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s accomplishments, prospects for future contributions and influence on the development of other psychologists.

  • A statement of accomplishments to date.

  • A plan for the next five years (written by the nominee) for continuing to make advances in the field of serious mental illness and training other psychologists to become leaders in this field.

  • Photo copies of two seminal publications.

  • A current, brief CV.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be chosen on the excellence of the full breadth of research conducted and published to date, ongoing research productivity, and influence on a future generation of researchers.

To Apply

Submit nomination materials online by midnight, ET, on April 15. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Download the request for proposals (PDF, 320KB).

Past Recipients
2014

Larry Davidson, PhD, Yale University

2012

James M. Gold, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

2010

Steven M. Silverstein, PhD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

2008

Irving I. Gottesman, PhD, University of Minnesota

2006

Alan Bellack, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore

2004

Courtenay M. Harding, PhD, Boston University

2002

Philip S. Holzman, PhD, Harvard University