Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants

$15,000 grant for empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay and bisexual family therapy.

Deadline: November 1, 2015

Sponsor: APF


The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

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  • Advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues. 

  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

How to Apply

Submission Process

Past Recipients
  • Hongjian Cao, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    "Experiences of Stress and Romantic Relationship Among Same-Sex Couples: General Stress versus Minority Stress"
  • Erin Burke, Yale University
    "What About Gay Fathers? Hormones and Fatherhood in Same-Sex Male Couples"
  • Shelby Scott, University of Denver
    "Understanding Unique Challenges and Communication in Lesbian Romantic Relationships: Developing Guidelines for Practitioners" 

  • Amanda Veldorale-Brogan, Florida State University

  • Joshua Kellison, Arizona State University

  • Marco Armando Hidalgo, DePaul University

  • Brian Buzzella, Boston University

  • Joanna Thome, Roosevelt University

  • Allen Omoto, PhD, Claremont Grad University 

  • Anessa Flentje, PhD, University of Montana

  • Kelly Blasko, Pennsylvania State University

  • Charles Strohm, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Abbie Goldberg, PhD, Clark University

  • Katherine A. Kuvalanka, University of Maryland, College Park

  • Cara C. Bergstrom, University of Michigan

  • Nanette K. Gartrell, MD, University of California Medical School, San Francisco

  • Sondra E. Soloman, PhD, University of Vermont

  • Mary Jane Phillips, Georgia State University

  • Kelly A. Blasco, Pennsylvania State University

  • Geoffrey L. Ream, Cornell University

  • Jelica Todosijevic, University of Vermont

  • Abbie Goldberg, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  • Kimberly F. Balsam, University of Vermont

  • Brian D. Carpenter, PhD, Washington University

  • Kevin Pedretti, Stanford University

  • Mary L. Lambert, University of Maryland

  • Esther D. Rothblum, PhD, University of Vermont

  • Nanette K. Gartrell, MD, University of California Medical School, San Francisco

  • Kory Floyd, PhD, Cleveland State University

  • Charlotte J. Patterson, PhD, University of Virginia