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Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize

Grant to a USA Doctoral-Level Investigator for
Research Addressing Serious Mental Illness

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American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline Date:

04/15/18 Midnight ET


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Grant of $20,000 to a USA doctoral-level investigator to conduct innovative research in the field of serious mental illness, including, but not limited to, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder). Applicants must have an affiliation with an accredited college, university, or other research/treatment institution.

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.

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.

- 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.

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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 162307

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must have:
- 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 more junior 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Click here to view the list of nomination materials to submit:

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


Contact Information:

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American Psychological Foundation
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Telephone: (202) 336-5843
Fax: (202) 336-5812

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