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request for proposals
WAYNE F. PLACEK GRANTS
Psychological Foundation (APF) Mission and Funding
The 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. It executes this mission through a broad range of
scholarships and grants. For all of these, it encourages applications from
individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability,
and sexual orientation.
Wayne F. Placek
empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any
topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues.
application requirements, and procedures appear below.
Wayne F. Placek Grants encourage research to increase the general public’s
understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the
stress that , lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, and
transgendered people experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995,
the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.
Encourage research that addresses the following topics:
Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgendered (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence
and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people
concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been
underrepresented in scientific research
$15,000 grants available annually
either doctoral-level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an
educational institution or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization
Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply
Relevance to Placek program goals
Magnitude of incremental contribution
of proposed work (significance, innovation, approach)
Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence
ONE pdf document as described below. Page numbers and the applicant’s name must
appear on each page submitted, with 1 inch margins and 12-point font.
Sheet (1 page)
and Abstract (1 page)
Description (up to 3 pages) to include:
Background & Significance
Explanation of the project’s relevance to Placek program goals
Methodological Approach (up to 4 pages) to include
Timeline for execution (1 page)
budget with justification (indirect costs not permitted; 1 page)
the project leader
Submission Process and Deadline
completed application online at
http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by March 1, 2011.
this program should be directed to Kim Palmer Rowsome, Program Officer, at