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Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #159521

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Award of $2,000 to a USA, Canada, or International psychologist to recognize significant contributions to the field of psychology, while also demonstrating accomplishments as an educator in the field. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding performance in professional development and classroom teaching.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Have demonstrated achievement related to the teaching of psychology
  • 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
  • Administrative facilitation of teaching
  • Research on teaching
  • Training of teachers of psychology
  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists 

The awardee receives a plaque, a $2,000 award, and an all-expense paid round trip to the APA Annual Convention, where the award is presented. Awardees are also invited to give a special address.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any psychologist that meets the criteria mentioned in the Description above is eligible.

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

International applicants from countries that have diplomatic relations with the United States and who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply for APF funding.

APF Trustees must wait one year after their term of service before they can be considered for a grant or an award.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2022.

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on the due date posted on APF’s website.

Researchers can win multiple awards for different projects. Each individual project, however, can only win once. This means that if you win funding for your project, that specific project will be removed from consideration for future funding opportunities from APF.

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The awardee receives a plaque, a $2,000 award, and an all-expense paid round trip to the APA Annual Convention (max of $1,000), where the award is presented.

Contact Information:

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American Psychological Foundation
750 First St. NE,
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5843

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