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The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Graduate Students
and Psychologists for Research Projects on Social Issues

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American Psychological Foundation (APF)

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Grants of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International graduate students and early-career psychologists affiliated with nonprofits, schools, or government agencies. Funding is intended for research, education, or intervention projects that explore how psychology can solve social problems in the following priority areas:

- Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being.
- Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
- Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
- Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of the disaster.

Preference will be given to pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or to other settings.

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

Proposals will be evaluated on:
- Innovative and potential impact qualities
- Quality, viability, and promise of proposed work
- Clear and comprehensive methodology
- Practicality of budget

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174436

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:

- Be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral).
- Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
- Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work
- IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved

APF will not consider the following requests for grants to support:

- Political or lobbying purposes
- Entertainment or fundraising expenses
- Anyone the Internal Revenue Service would regard as a disqualified group or individual
- Localized direct service
- Conference/workshop expenses

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due September 15, 2017.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

Erin Carney, Program Officer

American Psychological Foundation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

P: (202) 336-5843
F: (202) 336-5812

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.