Western Psychological Association

Call for Nominations – Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize

Deadline for Nomination is April 15, 2014!

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 Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize

This prize is a biennial grant that supports exceptional research and mentoring accomplishments in the area of serious mental illness.

Program Goals 

  • Encourage psychologists to assume a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness
  • Encourage training of future psychologists in this area
  • Advance understanding and treatment for those affected by such illnesses


Funding Specifics

One $20,000 prize every other year

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for stipend support and other direct administrative costs of their proposed project (software, materials, etc.).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have earned a Ph.D., Psy.D., or M.D.
  • Have demonstrated research productivity in serious mental illness for a minimum of eight years
  • Exhibit significant involvement in training and development of younger investigators
  • Be affiliated with an accredited educational institution or other research/treatment institution


Evaluation Criteria

  • Conformance with stated program goals
  • Magnitude of contribution to the field


Nomination Requirements

  • Statement of accomplishments to date in targeted area
  • Plan for the next five years addressing the program goals
  • Letter of recommendation supporting candidate’s qualifications with reference to the program goals
  • Copies of two seminal publications
  • Current (brief) CV


Submission Process and Deadline

Submit a completed application online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by April 15, 2014.

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 sedington@apa.org.