John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

$10,000 for research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Sponsor: APF

Description

The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.

The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with APF to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically-based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.

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Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD or PhD from an accredited university. 

  • Be no more than ten years postdoctoral.

How to Apply

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications.

  • Quality and impact of proposed work.

  • Innovation and contribution to the field with proposed project.

  • Applicant's demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work.

Proposal Requirements

  • Detailed proposal which describes the proposed project, methodology and the applicant's qualifications; and includes a detailed budget and justification.

  • Current CV.

  • Two letters of support.

Submission Process and Deadline

Submit a completed application online by May 15. Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Download the request for proposals (PDF, 361KB).

Past Recipients
2014

Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School

2013

Amy Przeworski, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
"Screening and Prevention of Anxiety & Depressive Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care