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Psychology to Solve Social Problems

American Psychological Foundation
Opportunity Information:

APF is seeking to seed innovation through supporting projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems. APF grants align with our mission of enhancing psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. We offer grants for early career funding and seed grants for research and for targeted programs.

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For Early Career Psychologists

For Mid and Senior Level Psychologists

  • Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize


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


  • APF Walter Katkovsky Research Grants


    The Walter Katkovsky Research Grants support research on the general topic of combining psychotherapy with a psychoactive substance that may be an over-the-counter or other legal substance or a prescription medication, where the substance is an adjunct to the psychotherapy and not the primary intervention.


  • APF/Division 39 Grant


    $6,000 to support efforts in education, research, and service that advance and encourage the field of psychoanalysis. 


  • Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grants


    Up to $6,000 available to enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology.


  • Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants


    Up to $50,000 for work related to the psychological understanding of gifted children and youth.


  • Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellowship


    Up to $90,000 to support a congressional fellow with an interest in policies that affect the psychological development of children.


  • Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant


    $5,000 for research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide.


  • Steven O. Walfish Grants


    Up to two $2,000 grants are available to graduate students and/or early career psychologists (within 10 years of earning the doctoral degree).


  • Theodore Millon Grant in Personality Psychology


    $5,000 will be granted to an outstanding psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology, including areas of personality theory, personality disorders and personality assessment.


For Teachers of Psychology

  • High School Psychology Outreach Grants


    $6,000 to support innovative programs that support networking, professional development and educational outreach opportunities for high school psychology teachers and students.


Achievement Awards

ASU Information:

Submissions to this sponsor/donor are managed by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Please contact your unit-assigned ASUF Director of Development or Research Advancement Specialist at your earliest convenience to ensure ASU's strategic coordination and management of funding applications.

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