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Visionary Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Scholars for
Psychology Projects to Solve Social Problems

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Deadline Date:

04/01/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Canada graduate students and early-career researchers affiliated with a qualifying nonprofit, government agency, or institution for innovative projects in psychology. Applications are invited for education, intervention, and research projects that use psychology to address social problems in the following priority areas:

-Applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g. serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged)
-Preventing violence
-Understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity)
-Understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status)

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.

Proposals will be evaluated on:
-Innovative and potential impact qualities (introduction of proven interventions in a similar setting , minor extensions of established theory or work that has little chance of replication or use beyond the proposed setting do not qualify as innovative or impactful)
-Quality, viability and promise of proposed work 
-Criticality of proposed funding for proposed work (mere contributions to larger funded efforts, or “add-ons” that could/should be carried out under that funding are discouraged)
-Clear and comprehensive methodology

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178423

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

One-year grants are available.

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.

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.

IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=oVBumf2XVy_khnUFBO6zvQ2

Idalia Ramos, Deputy Director
iramos@apa.org

Erin Carney, Program Officer
ecarney@apa.org

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

P: (202) 336-5843
F: (202) 336-5812
foundation@apa.org

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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

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