APF Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant

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APF Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is currently accepting applications for the Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant. The grant is open for a graduate student in good standing at an accredited university or an early career psychologist.

The aim of the grant is to encourage talented students and early career psychologists to orient their careers to understanding the psychological effect of stigma on people with disabilities.

The Grant supports graduate students and early career psychologists whose work seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Be a full-time graduate student in good standing at an accredited university or an early career psychologist (no more than 10 years post-doctoral).
  • Have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To win the competition, you need to do register through the given link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=apa&


Include the following in a single document (Not to exceed five pages, one-inch margins, 11-point Times New Roman/Garamond Font, and single space):

  • Goals, relevant background/literature review.
  • Methods (must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated).
  • Anticipated outcomes, significance, and impact.
  • Additionally, please submit the following documents:
  • Project timeline (not to exceed one page, typically, APF grants are for one year).
  • Detailed budget and justification (not to exceed one page).
  • Abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages).
  • Letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor.


  • One $10,000 grant.

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

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

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