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About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APF 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.

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives.

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

About the Benton-Meier Neuropsychology Scholarships
This program funds scholarships for promising graduate students enrolled in neuropsychology programs.

Two scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded.

For grants and scholarships that are $10,000 or more, APF will make the award to your institution. APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must:
 Have completed doctoral candidacy
 Have demonstrated research competence and area commitment
 IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved

Evaluation Criteria
Applicants will be evaluated on:
 Conformance with stated program goals
 Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence

Proposal Requirements
 Title and description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods, and anticipated outcomes. Please include the following (Not to exceed five pages, 1-inch margins, 11 point Times New Roman/Garamond Font):
• Relevant background, literature review, specific aims, significance
• Methods section (must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated)
• Implications section
Timeline of proposed project (not to exceed 1 page)
Detailed budget and justification, include list of other funding sources (not to exceed 1 page)
 Letter, co-signed by faculty mentor or training director, documenting applicant’s scholarly and/or research accomplishments
 Current CV
 Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor

Submission Process and Deadline
Submit a completed application online by June 1, 2016.


Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at